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Call for ban on alcohol advertising at sport events

The Government has been told to end alcohol sponsorship of sports clubs and ban any advertising of beer, wine and spirits during televised matches by a ministerial forum. The forum, chaired by former rugby league coach and businessman Graham Lowe, concluded after a two-year inquiry that the total cost of alcohol-related harm in this country was “enough to justify further restrictions on alcohol advertising and sponsorship”. The six-person panel was set up by former Justice Minister Judith Collins as part of alcohol law reforms in 2012.

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Minister backs call for lower duty tax band for reduced alcohol wines

The UK’s public health minister has expressed “frustration” with a lack of flexibility around introducing a lower tax band for lower end wines, but the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) warns such a step would discriminate against wine from warmer climes. Jane Ellison, public health minister said, in evidence to the House of Lords EU Home Affairs, Health and Education sub-committee on a new EU alcohol strategy, that there were some areas of “frustration”, with the current strategy, and that the UK government would like to have the “flexibility” to go further on certain issues.

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