Court to rule on al­co­hol prices

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

The UK’s high­est court is to rule on a chal­lenge over plans to use min­i­mum pric­ing for al­co­hol to im­prove pub­lic health in Scot­land.

Seven Supreme Court jus­tices will an­nounce their find­ings today af­ter hear­ing claims from the Scotch Whisky As­so­ci­a­tion (SWA) that min­i­mum unit pric­ing is “dis­pro­por­tion­ate” and il­le­gal un­der European law.

A lawyer rep­re­sent­ing the SWA ar­gued at a hear­ing in July that there were bet­ter ways to achieve the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s aim.

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