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This study uses alcohol retail sales data to assess the impact of MUP on alcohol consumption at a population level in Scotland.

Research questions

  • What is the impact of the introduction of MUP on the volume of pure alcohol sold in Scotland?
  • What is the impact of the introduction of MUP on the volume of pure alcohol sold by off-trade retailers in Scotland?
  • What is the impact of the introduction of MUP on the volume of pure alcohol sold by on-trade retailers in Scotland?
  • To what extent does any impact of the introduction of MUP on the volume of pure alcohol sold in Scotland vary by drink type?

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.

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

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