Tagged: Minimum Unit Price

NEWS: Scotland: Off-Premise Sales Decline Due to MUP

Official data from Scotland report an off-premise alcohol sales decline due to minimum unit price (MUP).
A new study by Public Health Scotland collaborating with the University of Glasgow suggests the positive effect of reduced alcohol consumption is continuing due to MUP. The study shows MUP resulted in a 4% to 5% net reduction in alcohol sales from supermarkets and off-licences, per adult…

NEWS: Dutch Government Investigation: MUPs Reduces Alcohol Harm

Secretary of State Paul Blokhuis sent the investigation into MUP to the House of Representatives. The Dutch government conducted the investigation to evaluate the efficacy of MUP as they plan to implement this policy measure. Key findings reported in the investigation are among others that MUP reduces heavy alcohol consumption and that it leads to fewer alcohol-related hospital admissions, deaths, traffic violations, crimes, health care costs, production losses and costs of police and judicial authorities…

REPORT: Impact of MUP in Scotland on Small Retailers

This evaluation of the implementation and impact of MUP in the small retail sector suggests that the policy has been implemented as intended and has produced expected impacts on alcohol products previously sold below £0.50-per-unit. The data suggest that implementation of MUP was straightforward,with little or no adverse effect on small retail businesses…

NEWS: Scotland: Families With Alcohol Problems Need Comprehensive Support

Research by Public Health Scotland on whether the minimum unit price (MUP) policy implemented in the country had an impact on the lives of children and young people within families with alcohol problems found that these families need comprehensive support…

NEWS: Expert: Raise Alcohol Price To Help Pay COVID-19 Debt

Expert calls are echoing for federal and provincial governments in Canada to raise alcohol prices to help pay for COVID-19 debts.
Despite the lockdown Canadians continue to consume alcohol. It may even be more so than before as people are using alcohol as an unhealthy coping mechanism to deal with COVID-19 stress and anxiety and the loneliness and boredom of the stay-at-home period…

NEWS: NT, Australia: MUP Proven to Be Effective

Alcohol-related harm, ambulance call outs and car crashes have all dramatically declined in the Northern Territory since the introduction of a minimum price on the cost of alcohol.
The Northern Territory in Australia was the first jurisdiction to implement the minimum unit price (MUP) policy in the country. MUP has been in effect since October 2018. More than a year later, preliminary evaluation results are proving MUP to be effective in reducing alcohol harm in the territory…

NEWS: Latest Jurisdiction to Introduce MUP: Jersey

Jersey is the latest jurisdiction to introduce the highly effective minimum unit price (MUP) policy to reduce alcohol harm. Jersey has implemented the policy to reduce the alcohol harm and specifically heavy alcohol use in the country. The set minimum price for a unit of alcohol is now 50 pence…

NEWS: UK: Doctors Call For Higher Alcohol Prices To Reduce NHS Burden

As the National Health Services (NHS) battles the COVID-19 crisis, a group of doctors has called for higher alcohol prices to reduce the burden of alcohol harm on the UK healthcare system.
An open letter signed by around 100 medics and public health professionals is asking the government to consider emergency measures to reduce the strain on the health service during the pandemic. One of the measures suggested is implementing minimum unit pricing (MUP). MUP is known to tackle at-high-risk alcohol use in the population which puts a severe burden on the health care system and specifically emergency services…

REPORT: Can We Improve The NHS’s Ability to Tackle Covid-19 through Emergency Public Health Interventions?

The authors encourage Public Health England and equivalent bodies in other nations, chief medical officers, and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) to examine these and other emergency public health measures to reduce the burden of non-covid-19-related disease on the NHS…

NEWS: Historic Wales: MUP Comes Into Force

The historic minimum unit pricing (MUP) policy in Wales comes into force from March 2, 2020. The minimum price for alcohol implemented through the policy is 50 pence, meaning retailers can’t sell alcohol below this price. Early reports from MUP in Scotland found that it has already substantially reduced alcohol use in the Scotland…