Alcohol price rise needed, say health campaigners

MORE funding is needed to reduce the harm caused by excessive drinking a charity has told MSPs.

Alcohol Focus Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to consider re-instating measures like the retailer levy on supermarkets selling alcohol to raise cash.

The charity campaign group said that there has been a cut to Alcohol and Drug Partnerships direct funding by 22% in the last year.

The group said that half of health boards in Scotland did not make up the shortfall.

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