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NEWS: Big Alcohol Lobbies Against Alcohol Taxation

Big Alcohol is asking for special treatment by lobbying against alcohol taxation with the excuse of overcoming the COVID-19 setback. The alcohol industry lobby in Australia is pushing for a halt of automatic CPI-linked increases for alcohol for at least 12 months. It is multinational alcohol industry giants who are behind the lobby effort to undermine Australian alcohol taxation. And precedents from other countries show the perils to public health and well-being that comes from undermining the alcohol tax base…

NEWS: Financing Development Report Omits Alcohol Taxation (Again)

The Financing for Sustainable Development report by the United Nations omits alcohol taxation again.
The report was published by the UN Inter-Agency Task Force for Financing Development. It discusses methods in which sustainable development can be financed and the resources necessary so that the world can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
In the last report published in 2019, alcohol taxation was not given the priority it should have had considering its substantive potential to generate revenue for development financing. In this year’s report alcohol taxation has been completely omitted from the report…

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REPORT: The Potential Global Gains in Health and Revenue from Increased Taxation of Tobacco, Alcohol and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Globally, a growing burden of morbidity and mortality is attributable to lifestyle behaviours, and in particular to the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB). Over 50 years, taxes that raise the retail price of tobacco, alcoholic beverages and SSB by 20% could result in a global gain of 160.7 million, 227.4 million and 24.3 million additional life years, respectively…

NEWS: Growing Attention for (Alcohol) Taxation

There is a growing attention for alcohol taxation with increasing evidence showing the effectiveness of alcohol taxes to not only reduce alcohol harm but boost revenue and fund development. Across the globe countries and international bodies such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are understanding the need to use taxation for domestic resource mobilization…

NEWS: New Policy Brief: Alcohol Taxation in the Americas

A new policy brief on alcohol policy by the Pan American Health Organization has found taxation to be the most effective in reducing alcohol consumption. The report highlights Alcohol is a psychoactive substance which caused 379,000 deaths (5.4% of all deaths) in the Americas in 2016…

NEWS: North-East Europe: Escalating Struggle Over Alcohol Taxation

The northeastern part of the European Union is struggling with a race to the bottom since the alcohol tax cuts announced by Estonia. Estonia will be reducing taxes by 25% from next week. In a bid to compete with the Estonians, Latvia will also be cutting taxes. Latvia will be slashing taxes for hard liquor by 15% from next week. These moves put pressure on Finland to follow suit, and these development in total threaten public health and safety…

REPORT: Alcohol Taxation in the European Union

Different European Union countries enact very different alcohol taxation policies, despite a partially restrictive legal framework. There is only limited evidence that alcohol duties are designed to minimize public health harms by ensuring that alcoholic beverages containing more alcohol are taxed at higher rates. Instead, tax rates appear to reflect national alcohol production and consumption patterns…

REPORT: Impact Of Minimum Unit Pricing And Taxation Policies In Wales

The full report, presents the full range of outcomes across the range of MUP policies. The report also presents the findings regarding the proportional increases in alcohol duty required to achieve the same reduction in alcohol consumption, and the same reduction in alcohol-attributable deaths in hazardous and harmful alcohol users as a 50p MUP…