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Editorial – October 2018

Welcome to the October 2018 edition of Alcohol Alert, the Institute of Alcohol Studies newsletter, covering the latest updates on UK alcohol policy matters.

This month, Chancellor Philip Hammond leaves public health experts with a bitter taste after he freezes spirits, beer and cider duties in his Autumn Budget. Other articles include: a study finds increasing numbers of young people abstaining from alcohol; Alcohol Charter published by cross-party parliamentary group; and Ireland passes historic Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.

Please click on the article titles to read them, or alternatively download a PDF version of our newsletter by clicking on the cover image. We hope you enjoy this edition.