Trade in Europe for pricing push

REPRESENTATIVES from Tennent’s owner C&C Group and the Scottish Licensed Trade Association will address a health event in Brussels next month to present the argument for minimum unit pricing (MUP).

SLTA chief executive Paul Waterson and C&C marketing director Paul Bartlett will join Dr Peter Rice, chair of Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and Donald Henderson, head of public health at the Scottish Government, at the September 5 seminar, which will run alongside the annual congress of the European Public Health Association.
Peter Rice told SLTN the group aims to “explain the policy and why health bodies and a number of those in the industry support it”. “One of the things we’ve felt is that the alcohol industry’s view has been dominated by the Scotch Whisky Association and Spirits Europe,” he said. “But many parts of the industry support MUP.”