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Monday, October 27, 2008

Treasury figures show why pubs are closing

Alcohol is up to a third cheaper in shops than it was a decade ago, say new Treasury figures, prompting a warning that cheap supermarket promotions are pushing pubs out of business.

The figures will increase pressure on the government to curb irresponsible price-cutting, blamed for fuelling Britain's binge culture, as part of a planned review of alcohol prices due to be published next month.

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