BOOZE BRITAIN THE ALCOHOL PRICE PLAN

Alcohol consumption in the UK
PER CAPITA, LITRES OF PURE ALCOHOL

The Government says a 40p minimum price will lead to

11

10

9

8

7

people in England and Wales die from alcohol abuse every year

40,000

An estimated

170
Alcopops Wine

fewer alcohol-related deaths in the first year, rising to 900 a year over ten years (7.7% fewer alcohol related deaths).

6

50,600

Spirits
5

fewer crimes a year; including 12,900 violent crimes.

4

Cider

3

Beer (larger)
2

1

0 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000

Minimum alcohol pricing 40p per unit*
*GOVERNMENT SUGGESTED LEVEL

Strength

7.9%

8.4%
440ml Strong cider

12.5%
750ml Wine

40%
700ml Whiskey

37.5%
1 litre Vodka

440ml Strong larger

£1.39 £1.48 £3.75 £11.20 £15.00
SOURCE: BRITISH BEER AND PUB ASSOCIATION

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