The Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 states that all alcohol sold through licensed premises in Scotland cannot be sold below a set minimum unit price (MUP).
A minimum unit price for alcohol will start on 1 May 2018.
From that date, the minimum price of alcohol will be 50p per unit. Anyone with a licence to sell alcohol won’t be allowed to sell it cheaper than this.
The minimum unit price for alcohol applies to both:
- retailers that sell alcohol for drinking off the premises (like newsagents and supermarkets)
- places that sell alcohol for drinking on the premises (like pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants).
For further information please visit: https://www.mygov.scot/minimum-unit-pricing/