Implementation of minimum pricing for alcohol: guidance

The guidance on the implementation of minimum unit pricing for alcohol is primarily for sellers of alcohol and enforcement authorities in Scotland.

Annex B: Implementation checklist

The following steps are advised in order to ensure that businesses are not selling their alcohol products below the minimum price.

Calculate the minimum price of an alcoholic product

Establish policy as to what (if any) discounts can be applied in store and process to prevent those discounts from reducing retail price below the minimum price

Amend the price (if required) on central pricing systems to ensure that the correct price is associated with the barcode on the product

Before any price changes are put in place, amend the price on:

  • price tags and / or pricing displays on shop shelves
  • menus
  • promotional posters, flyers and other materials
  • websites


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