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The workplace does not go unaffected and official statistics on alcohol consumption show that those in employment (especially in “office” professions) are more likely to drink during the week and also to a greater extent than those who are unemployed or economically inactive. Research also shows that in recent years, an increasing proportion of working people have been drinking above recommended guidelines. This invariably has had harmful implications on the health and social behaviour of employees and employers in the workplace and recent information included in an impact assessment paper on minimum pricing calculated lost productivity due to alcohol in