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Study description

This study will use commercial alcohol retail sales data to assess whether the introduction of MUP is associated with changes in the level or trend of the volume of pure alcohol sold through the off-trade in Scotland.

Reporting

This study published a descriptive analysis and a statistical analysis of the early assessment of the impact of MUP on off-trade alcohol consumption in 2020. A further report on 3 years post MUP will be published in mid 2022.

You can download the following documents:

  • Evaluating the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on population alcohol consumption and alcohol-attributable health harms: study protocol
  • Evaluating the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on sales-based consumption in Scotland: statistical analysis plan
  • Sales-based consumption: a descriptive analysis of one year post-MUP off-trade alcohol sales data - full report
  • Sales-based consumption: a descriptive analysis of one year post-MUP off-trade alcohol sales data -  briefing paper
  • Evaluating the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on sales-based alcohol consumption in Scotland: controlled interrupted time series analyses – full report
  • Evaluating the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on sales-based alcohol consumption in Scotland: controlled interrupted time series analyses – briefing paper
  • Using alcohol retail sales data to estimate population alcohol consumption in Scotland: an update of previously published estimates.

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