Extension of Consultation on Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol | Newry Times

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Tuesday, May 24th, 2022
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On 22 February 2022 Minister Swann launched a public consultation on the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol into Northern Ireland and it has now been extended.


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Minimum Unit Pricing is a harm reduction proposal that would seek to target very cheap off-sales alcohol – such as own-brand alcohol – and help those who are most likely to come to alcohol-related harm.



It is unlikely to impact the price of alcohol in the on-trade – such as pubs and restaurants.

Following a number of requests, the Department of Health has decided to extend the length of the consultation. 

The consultation will now close on Friday 27 May 2022.

We would encourage all those who have not yet responded to have their say on this important policy proposal.



The consultation document is available online.


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