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Study description

This study assessed the impact of MUP on the price distribution of alcohol products sold in the Scottish off-trade.

Data from May 2016 to April 2019 (two years prior to MUP implementation and up to one year after) were obtained from market research company Nielsen. We compared data from Scotland to England and Wales, where MUP had not been introduced. 

Reporting

This study was published in June 2021. You can download the:

  • Research protocol for this study
  • Evaluating the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on the price distribution of off-trade alcohol in Scotland (Report)
  • Evaluating the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on the price distribution of off-trade alcohol in Scotland - briefing paper.

The membership of the Evaluation Advisory Group for this study can be found on our Evaluation Advisory Group page.