Wales: Government Announces MUP Introduction

Posted on October 16, 2019 in Europe, Europe

The minister for health and social services has laid out minimum unit pricing (MUP) for Wales. If passed through the National Assembly an MUP of 50p for alcohol will be introduced in early 2020. MUP will be debated by the National Assembly on November 12, 2019 and, if approved by Parliament, the MUP of 50p will be introduced from March 2, 2020. A recent research found that the positive effect of Scotland’s MUP shielded it from the negative effects suffered by UK’s alcohol tax cuts. Probably Wales can achieve the same improvement in public health through MUP measures…

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