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 on the alcohol industry: Short-term impacts (late 2019)
  • Children and Young People: Own drinking and related behaviour (late 2019)
  • Sales based consumption: 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)
  • Prescribing (Expected mid 2020) (Separately funded study)
  • Public attitudes to MUP: (mid 2020)
  • Drinking at harmful levels: Short-term impacts (mid 2020)
  • Daily Survey (N of 1) (Expected mid 2020) (Separately funded study)
  • Price distribution (late 2020)
  • Consumption and health service impacts (Expected late 2020) (Separately funded study)
  • Homeless drinkers (Expected late 2020) (Separately funded study)

2021

  • MESAS Monitoring Report 2021 (June 2021)
  • Drinking at Harmful levels (mid 2021)
  • Alcohol products and prices in the retail sector (late 2021)
  • Alcohol products and prices in the wholesale sector (late 2021)
  • Ambulance call-outs (Expected late 2021) (Separately funded study)
  • Self-reported consumption (Expected late 2021) (Separately funded study)

2022

  • MESAS Monitoring Report 2022 (June 2022)
  • Sales-based consumption (mid 2022)
  • Economic impact on the alcohol industry (late 2022)
  • Crime, public safety and public nuisance (to be confirmed on commissioning)

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 more information on the studies on our Outcome areas and studies of evaluation of MUP page and on the Separately funded evaluation of MUP page.