Minimum unit pricing update

In her article for Pub & Bar (that can be downloaded below), Suzanne Davies comments on the likely consequences of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Scottish MUP case.

As mentioned in Suzanne’s article, MUP for alcohol – likely to be fixed (subject to consultation) at 50p a unit – will come into force in Scotland on 1 May 2018. In readiness for this, a commencement Order has been laid before the Scottish Parliament to enable implementation of section 1 of the 2012 Act that will enable Scottish Ministers to specify the MUP and the relevant marking or labelling conditions for bottles and other containers of alcohol.

The above-mentioned Scottish Government consultation commenced on 1 December and runs until 26 January 2018. The consultation document can also be downloaded below and you can find further information on this subject on our website posting here.

Download article PDF: Scottish Government MUP consultation