Responsibility deal: monitoring the number of units of alcohol sold: second interim report, 2013 data

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Great Britain. Department of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
19 December 2014
Substance Misuse, Health Services
Social welfare
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Just over 52 billion units of alcohol were released for consumption in the UK in 2011. Reducing this by 1bn units would equate to a drop in consumption of around 2%, which should have significant public health benefits. As part of the Public Health Responsibility Deal, the Government worked with the alcohol industry and partners to create 11 collective pledges and 10 individual pledges to support the core commitment to foster a culture of responsible drinking, which will help people to drink within lower risk alcohol guidelines.

The previous interim monitoring report covered the first year of the Responsibility Deal Pledge and estimated that 253m units had been removed from the market between 2011 and 2012. This second report incorporates new data covering 2013 and updated data covering 2011 and 2012. Consequently this second report gives a more accurate estimate of changes in the number of units of alcohol in the market since 2011.

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