Timeline of evaluation of MUP

The planned publication schedule for evaluation studies of minimum unit pricing (MUP), and other related studies, is described below. Reports are expected from mid 2019 to late 2023.

The publications are listed in order of when they are due to be published and include the anticipated publication date in brackets.

2019

  • Study protocol (mid 2019)
  • Compliance (mid 2019)
  • MESAS Monitoring Report 2019 (June 2019)
  • Economic impact: Short-term impacts (late 2019)
  • Children and Young People: Own consumption (late 2019)
  • Descriptive analysis of 12 months post MUP sales data (late 2019)
  • Children and Young People: Harm from others (late 2019)

2020

  • Small convenience stores (early 2020)
  • MESAS Monitoring Report 2020 (June 2020)
  • Attitudes: SSAS (mid 2020, online only)
  • Harmful drinking: Short-term impacts (mid 2020)
  • Price distribution (late 2020)

2021

  • MESAS Monitoring Report 2021 (June 2021)
  • Harmful drinking (mid 2021)
  • Alcohol products and prices in the retail sector (late 2021)
  • Alcohol products and prices in the wholesale sector (late 2021)

2022

  • Crime (to be confirmed on commissioning)
  • MESAS Monitoring Report 2022 (June 2022)
  • Sales-based consumption (mid 2022)
  • Economic impact (late 2022)

2023

  • Admissions and deaths (early 2023)
  • MESAS Monitoring Report 2023 (June 2023)
  • Final report (late 2023)

MUP evaluation outcome areas and studies

You can find information on the themes and associated studies on our Outcome areas and studies of evaluation of MUP page.