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 C: Collection of data

Data collected by LSOs will contribute to the evaluation of the impact of minimum pricing for alcohol.

The Scottish Government has tasked NHS Health Scotland, under the Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy ( MESAS) work programme, with leading an independent evaluation of minimum unit pricing and producing the review report. The evaluation will consider the impact of minimum unit pricing on alcohol producers and licence holders and the impact on the licensing objectives in the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

You can read more about the evaluation plan online at:

Within the suite of studies, to complement analysis of the national licensing statistics, LSO operational data will provide descriptive information on compliance and failures to understand to what extent minimum unit pricing has been implemented successfully in licensed premises. All data will be anonymised.

For further details please contact the Project Lead: Elinor Dickie, Public Health Intelligence Adviser, email:


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