Minimum unit prices have led to a slump in alcohol sales in Scotland, data shows

Scotland has seen a dramatic drop in alcohol sales in the three years following the introduction of the minimum unit price (MUP) compared to England and Wales, a report has revealed.1 has found

Public Health Scotland and the University of Glasgow found that three full years after it was introduced in May 2018, MUP was associated with a 3% net reduction in overall adult alcohol sales in Scotland, when adjusted for alcohol sales in England and Wales and other factors such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Experts said the research methods provided confidence that…

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