Welsh MUP legislation receives Royal Assent

On 19 June 2018, we reported that the Welsh Assembly had approved the Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill, as a result of which a minimum unit price (“MUP”) of alcohol would be introduced in Wales.

As confirmed in a news item on the Welsh Government website (that can be downloaded below), what is now the Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Act 2018 has been granted Royal Assent. The new MUP regime is currently expected to come into force during the summer of 2019.