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Covid-19 has laid bare the world’s flawed economic system

For those of us not involved in the incredible, heroic work of the country’s frontline staff during this unprecedented pandemic, many are discovering they have quite a lot of time on their hands. Passively watching the world transform before our eyes, unable to partake in any significant way, is certainly a surreal sensation. It does, […]

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Report highlights early success of Scottish minimum unit pricing

When minimum unit pricing (MUP) came into effect in May 2018, it had already faced numerous challenges. The legislation was passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2012, but endured a lengthy court battle with the Scotch Whisky Association who claimed that the policy amounted to a “restriction on trade” and a breach of European Union […]