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Improving Scotland's Health: Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol-Consultation Document

Improving Scotland's Health: Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol-Consultation Document

Friday, December 1, 2017

ISBN: 9781788514460

A consultation is being held to gather views from people, businesses, public bodies and interested parties about the Scottish Government's preferred Minimum Unit Price of 50 pence per unit of alcohol.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Parliament passed legislation in 2012 which allows the Scottish Ministers to introduce a system of Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol. The legislation was then challenged in court and that has delayed its implementation. On 15 November 2017, the UK Supreme Court confirmed that the legislation which allows minimum Unit Pricing to be introduced is lawful.

The responses to the consultation will be used to inform the refreshed Business and Regulatory impact Assessment which will accompany the draft Scottish Statutory Instrument when it is laid in the Scottish Parliament.