Monday, 3 June 2013

The soaring cost of alcohol

It seems like only two years since we were told that alcohol consumption costs us £16.2 billion a year. Oh... it was.

There's some bad news, I'm afraid chaps, that's now shot up to £25 billion*.

* Tractorstat emailed in by Bob E.


Tim Almond said...

I love how these stats include days lost at work, as though my labour belongs to the state.


Mark Wadsworth said...

TS, exactly. The hangover is a very personal price to pay, payable by you and of no interest to anybody else.

Unless the throbbing in your head is so loud that your colleagues can actually hear it.

James Higham said...

Penny for every litre in a loo.

Bayard said...

Considering that these figure are largely imaginary, does the increase make any difference. Every time I see stats like this, I think of trafficked women.