Greater alcohol tax could help ‘disadvantaged’ drinkers

Higher alcohol taxes in the UK could benefit “disadvantaged groups” by generating more funding for healthcare services, according to a new study. The study by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) analysed official government surveys of living costs in the UK and calculated the amount of alcohol duty paid as a share of income and total spending. These figures were then compared between families using different indicators, such as income, spending, social class, house size,…

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