The ever-present 'Happy Hour' in many UK pubs is being scapped in the industry's attempt to tackle the rising levels of binge-drinking and anti-social behaviour incidents. The ban is being...

The ever-present ‘Happy Hour’ in many UK pubs is being scapped in the industry’s attempt to tackle the rising levels of binge-drinking and anti-social behaviour incidents.  The ban is being introduced by all 32,000 members of the British Beer and Pub Association.

Earlier this year the home affairs select committee said it wanted to see an end to cheap drinks promotions thought to encourage binge-drinking.  Committee chairman John Denham said: "The attention on 24-hour licensing misses the point – problems of disorder are occurring now.  The underlying problem is of too many people drinking heavily in small geographical areas."

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