Alcohol - Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) - continuation and future pricing: consultation analysis

Analysis of responses to the public consultation on whether Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) should be continued as part of the range of policy measures in place to address alcohol related harm, and, in the event of its continuation, the level the minimum unit price should be set going forward.


1. A further seven duplicate responses were identified and removed during the data checking process.

2. Hazardous drinking is a pattern of consumption of alcohol which increases someone’s risk of harm commonly defined as drinking at a level of over 14 units per week (NICE 2010, SHeS 2020). Harmful drinking refers to a pattern of consumption which is likely to cause either physical or mental harm and is commonly defined as drinking over 35 units a week for women or 50 units for men (NICE 2010).

3. Responses are published on the Scottish Government’s consultation website



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