What you will get from this report
- Information on the range of key policy responses needed.
- Measures needed to tackle the affordability and availability of alcohol in England.
- Alcohol is readily available, increasing affordable and heavily marketed as an accepted part of modern life. Yet, the health harms of alcohol are widely known.
- There are over 7,500 deaths from alcohol related causes every year and over 1 million alcohol related hospital admissions.
- Alcohol is causally linked to over 60 different medical conditions including liver damage, brain damage, poisoning, stroke, abdominal disorders and certain cancers.
- Given the increasing affordability, availability and significant harm caused by alcohol, there are a range of actions needed including effective regulation, such as the introduction of a MUP, as well as increases in alcohol duty and restrictions on marketing of alcohol products.