Minimum Unit Pricing

Assessing change: what are the odds the Lords' Licensing Act proposals will happen?

Lords’ Licensing Act Review: what are the odds for change?

By Claire Churchard

It’s more than a month since The House of Lords select committee published proposals for a “major overhaul” of the 2003 Licensing Act. But how many of the Lords’ recommendations are likely to be implemented by the next Government?

Review: supermarkets have been giving their evidence to the House of Lords


Supermarkets claim 'no evidence' of weekend pre-loading

By Liam Coleman

A representative of Waitrose has said that the company sees “no evidence” of pre-loading at the House of Lords review of the Licensing Act 2003, which also saw a representative of Sainsbury’s give similar evidence.

Proposals backed: minimum unit pricing given the go ahead in Scotland


Scotland backs minimum alcohol pricing

By Nicholas Robinson

Minimum alcohol pricing plans have been backed by the Scottish courts, to the dismay of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), which slammed the move.

Minimum unit pricing plans stopped by European law

Minimum unit pricing plans halted by European law

By Jessica Mason

The campaign to bring in minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol has suffered a blow after EU judges ruled the Scottish government's plans to introduce such a scheme is contrary to European law.

The proposals for minimum pricing have suffered a bitter blow

Bitter blow for Scottish minimum unit pricing plans

By Minimum pricing

The Scottish Government’s plans to introduce minimum pricing have suffered a bitter blow after the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice said the move infringed EU rules on free trade.