A minimum unit price for alcohol will start on 1 May 2018. The Scottish Government has proposed a price per unit of 50p to the Scottish Parliament.
If the Parliament agrees, from 1 May 2018 all alcoholic drinks must cost at least 50p per unit. Anyone with a licence to sell alcohol won't be allowed to sell it cheaper than this.
The minimum unit price for alcohol applies to both:
- retailers that sell alcohol for drinking off the premises (like newsagents and supermarkets)
- places that sell alcohol for drinking on the premises (like pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants)
The Scottish Government has provided guidance on:
- the implementation of minimum unit pricing for alcohol
- why minimum unit pricing for alcohol has been introduced
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