• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Scottish government reintroduces alcohol pricing bill commentary

Extracts from this document...


Scottish government reintroduces alcohol pricing bill - commentary http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-15525950 Scotland has long acknowledged its country's unhealthy relationship with alcohol as one of its biggest area for health concerns. A recent proposal submitted by one of its political parties, the Scottish National Party, seeks to change this by implementing a minimum price for each unit of alcohol, which has resulted in much controversy and debate. A price floor is a price level above the equilibrium price that a government chooses to set as the minimum price at which producers are allowed to sell their goods and services. ...read more.


The more odds is that there will be a noticeable decrease in the quantity of alcohol consumed. This will in turn lead to fewer problems, in the form of drunk drivers, health issues, etc. The largest effect would probably be on the cheapest and strongest drinks, which is why the proposal has attracted a wide range of support from health campaigners. The diagram below shows the situation that might exist if the Scottish government sucessfully implements a minimum price per unit of alcohol. ...read more.


The government must also consider what effects a minimum price for alcohol would have on local pubs and taverns. Those who attempt to make an honest living from producing good-quality alcohol will most likely be affected just as much, if not more so, than the large companies who produce cheap but effective alcohol. In conclusion, I believe that the Scottish government should implement a minimum price per unit of alcohol. Although there might be some negative consequences, the price floor would serve to help solve Scotland's drinking problem. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Economics section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Economics essays

  1. Markets and Price Determination

    If the price of pies falls from p1 to p3, the quantity supplied decreases from q1 to q3 per day (contraction of supply from A to C). The market supply curve for a product is obtained by adding together the supply curves for all the individual firms producing the product.

  2. Factors considered in a Pricing Decision

    - There can be potential for a company to maximize its profits by finding out the product elasticity and either by raising or lowering prices * The company has less incentive to cut or control costs - if costs increase, then selling prices increase.

  1. Role of ICT for "Make in India" government initiative.

    India has the third largest armed forces in the world with nearly 40% of budget spent on capital acquisition, but the notable point is that 60% of Armed weapons requirements is fulfilled by imports. Indian government?s policy of promoting Self-reliance, Indigenization Upgradation of technology to develop capabilities for exports in

  2. Macroeconomics Article Commentary. The worst problems surrounding youth unemployment in Scotland are not ...

    ?We?ll deal with what comes our way,? she said. Pressed by Labour MSP Neil Bibby on whether she believed there is a youth unemployment crisis in Scotland, Ms Constance said: ?What I believe is that we need to be in this for the long haul.? She told MSPs there were around 20,000 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who face ?considerable barriers to getting into work?.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work