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Minimum pricing plan too 'watered down', say campaigners

The new minimum pricing structure for alcohol is too "watered down" to make a difference, the chief executive of charity Alcohol Concern has claimed.

The new licensing condition in England and Wales prevents alcohol from being sold cheaper than the cost of duty on the alcohol plus VAT.

However, Eric Appleby told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast that the "stuff that causes the most harm", such as large bottles of super strength cider, would not be affected.

  • 28 May 2014
  • From the section UK
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