This week the Home Office announced its own measures, which include a 45p minimum price per unit and an end to bulk discounts. The main target is supermarkets selling beer for less than bottled water. If the minimum price goes through, a can of strong lager could not be priced at less than £1.56, or a bottle of wine below £4.22. The government thinks this could cut drinking by 3.3% and save lives.
via The Economist.