Christopher Snowdon, Director of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA, featured on BBC Five Live to discuss new calls for additional taxation on alcohol.
The Centre for Social Justice has recently requetsed that the public should pay more tax on alcohol in order to pay for rehabilitation facilities for problemed drinkers. In a discussion over whether or not this is a fair price to pay, Chris argues that while he is not against more money being spent on medical help for those struggling with adiction, he is against paying an additional tax.
Instead, Chris states that we should ring fence the revenue from current taxation on alcohol and use it to pay for rehabilitation schemes.
You can listen to the programme in full here. Chris' segment begins at 00:39:15.