alcohol taxation policy

The Economic Impact of Changes in Alcohol Consumption in the UK

Published by
Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI), University of Strathclyde Business School
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Executive Summary

The alcohol industry (both manufacturing and sales) is important to the UK Economy as it supports thousands of jobs (IAS, 2017a; Oxford Economics, 2016). However, there are many well documented adverse effects of high alcohol consumption, most notably on public health. With the UK having one of the highest alcohol consumption rates in the world, recent Government policy has sought to address some of this harm.

Alcohol Taxation Policy in Kyrgyzstan (2017)

Published by
World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

Increasing the price of alcohol is one of the most effective policy measures to reduce overall consumption in a country, and hence to reduce the level of alcohol-related harm. Taxation is a common way to control the price of alcoholic beverages, and when adjusted according to inflation, it can be an effective measure to reduce harm while providing revenue for governments.