Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is expected to tell MPs that the Prime Minister’s personal pledges to restrict access to cheap alcohol will not be implemented.
Instead, ministers will seek to enforce a much more modest change, banning retailers from selling alcohol at very cheap prices in “loss-leader” deals.
The ban on selling alcohol below cost price will be presented as a way to tackle problem drinking.
Government insiders admit that the new plan represents a significant retreat from Mr Cameron’s promises, since it will have a smaller impact on prices and many sales will be unaffected. > > > > Read More