Minimum alcohol pricing plans given green light after court battle


Scotland will become the first country in the world to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol

Supreme Court justices gave their backing to the controversial measure in what ministers in Edinburgh hailed as an “historic and far-reaching judgment”.

Seven justices at the UK’s highest court dismissed a legal challenge that had been brought against minimum unit pricing by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

Bol 3cThe decision clears the way for the Scottish Government to bring in the policy more than five years after MSPs passed legislation for…

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Absolutely delighted that minimum pricing has been upheld by the…

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