A7(a). Community Actions to Tackle Alcohol Harms: Benefits to public health

Benefits to public health

We would expect to see a reduction in alcohol related crime and public disorder, as well as a reduction in alcohol related attendances at A&E in those areas where schemes become established.

The benefit to employers and employees

Being part of a recognised local scheme can help businesses improve their relationships with local authorities, the police, health providers, licensing authorities, as well as other traders.

Participating in a scheme and operating more responsibly can improve the profitability of businesses, as well as contribute to improving the attractiveness of the local area. There is also an opportunity for business to share good practice and their achievements with others.

Responsible businesses may also receive local recognition and positive media coverage about their activities.

Being part of a scheme and adhering to its principles may also help businesses avoid falling foul of enforcement authorities by ensuring that staff are well trained and best practice is followed.

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