HAVE YOUR SAY: Cheap alcohol sales across North Lincolnshire could be under threat
Ministers have launched a 10-week consultation over changing the minimum price of alcohol to 45p a unit in England and Wales.
The Home Office argues the plan will help reduce ill-health and crime related to alcohol.
They are also considering banning multi-buy promotions such as buy one, get one free.
The minimum price would be to alter the cost of discounted drinks sold in shops.
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It is not expected to affect the price of drinks in many pubs.
Indeed, it is suggested that more at-home drinkers could enture our to visit local.
The alternative view is that hiking the price will penalise millions of responsible drinkers and that the least well off members of society will be hardest hit by rises.
There are also concerns about increased prices hitting sales in off-licences and convenience and corner shops, threatening livelihoods and jobs.
Varied views have been expressed on this topic in recent months - see the linked articles above.
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