Minimum Unit Pricing

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Scotland alcohol sales fall following introduction of MUP

By Rachel Arthur

The amount of alcohol sold in Scotland has fallen since the introduction of minimum unit pricing (MUP) in May 2018, according to the first analysis of off-trade alcohol sales in the first full year of MUP.

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Minimum unit pricing: What does the public think?

By Rachel Arthur

A survey of British social attitudes suggests that 52% of the public supports minimum unit pricing (MUP), while attitudes vary between people who drink lightly and heavily.

Minimum unit pricing on alcohol could break free trade rules

Minimum unit pricing on alcohol could break free trade rules

By Rachel Arthur

Scotland’s plans for minimum unit pricing on alcohol could break free trade rules, says the advocate general for the European Court of Justice; but the Scottish government says it will continue to ‘vigorously make the case’ for the policy.

UK minister Jeremy Browne says alcohol-related harm costs society an estimated £21bn per year (Picture Credit: Stuart Richards/Flickr)

THE BUZZ ON: UK ALCOHOL MINIMUM UNIT PRICING

Sir Richard Thompson slams ‘spineless’ UK alcohol policy

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The UK government addressed its Alcohol Strategy consultation yesterday by ditching controversial plans to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol, to applause from industry and outrage from health groups…

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