Guide

Minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland

Last updated: 26 April 2018

Overview

A minimum unit price for alcohol will start on 1 May 2018.

From that date, the minimum price of alcohol will be 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)

Further information

The Scottish Government has provided guidance on:

Contact mup@gov.scot if you have questions about minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

Minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland
Overview