Minimum unit pricing of alcohol : final business and regulatory impact assessment

Underlines the rationale for minimum unit pricing from health and economic perspectives, setting out anticipated costs and benefits for all parties affected by a minimum price of 50 pence per unit.

Declaration and publication

I have read the Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment and I am satisfied that (a) it represents a fair and reasonable view of the expected costs, benefits and impact of the policy, and (b) that the benefits justify the costs. I am satisfied that business impact has been assessed with the support of businesses in Scotland.


Date: 26 February 2018

Minister’s name: Shona Robison MSP
Minister’s title: Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

Scottish Government Contact point:

Alison Ferguson
Alcohol Policy Team
Directorate for Population Health
Area 3E
St Andrews House
Regent Road

Tel: 0131 244 2107


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