Supreme Court backs Scottish minimum alcohol pricing – News

The Supreme Court ruling was the final stage of a five-year legal battle, with the cases already passing through courts in Edinburgh and Luxembourg. After an initial challenge at the Court of Session failed in 2013, the SWA appealed to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

After the Supreme Court verdict, ministers are expected to make Scotland the first country in the world to establish a minimum price for alcohol, possibly early next year.

Legislation was approved by the Scottish Parliament five years ago but has been tied up in court challenges.

Strength 4% ABV

Units of alcohol 28

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