Drinkers aren't a burden on the taxpayer

Alcohol and the Public Purse: Do Drinkers Pay Their Way?by Christopher Snowdon, is the latest paper to be released by the IEA. This new study outlines that the net cost of alcohol to the state is minus £6.5 billion. The research was covered on The Today Programme as well as being featured in The Times, The Daily Telegraph, CityAM, The Mirror, The Daily Express and more. To read the report, click here and to read the press release, click here.

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By Christopher Snowdon, 3rd Sep 2015 (1 comment)

There is a persistent belief that drinkers are a burden on the British taxpayer. In the narrative of ‘Booze Britain’, Accident and Emergency departments do little else but patch up the victims of drunks and it is often claimed that taxpayers foot a bill of around £20 billion a year to deal with the effects of alcohol-related violence and ill health.

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