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The Government’s consultation on its Alcohol Strategy, which includes the level of Minimum Unit Price among other issues, closes on 6th February.

Nook’s Cider yard have submitted a response to this consultation and would encourage other people who have a view on this subject to also consider formally letting the Government know their views. They have blogged summarising the key points and actions required

Most notably

  • MUP on the basis of alcohol content alone cannot distinguish Traditional cider made with a majority of freshly pressed apples, from mass-produced industrial cider, therefore it is not a targeted proposal.
  • The cider sector is the one most impacted, in terms of price increases. The combination of these two factors cannot be be ignored without further research and consideration.

How to get involved

You can complete the online form to make your view heard. The consultation closes on 6 February 2013.

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