Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Act 2018

Commencement: 9th August 2018


This Act introduces a minimum price for the sale and supply of alcohol in Wales.

It provides a formula for calculating the relevant minimum price of alcohol. The formula is as follows :

– the minimum unit price (MUP) x the percentage strength of the alcohol x its volume in litres

The MUP for this purpose will be specified by Welsh Ministers in secondary legislation.

This Act also provides rules to determine the applicable minimum price in relation to alcohol supplied through special offers. This includes multi-buy alcohol transactions and alcohol supplied together with other goods or service.

It is an offence under this Act for an alcohol retailer to supply alcohol or authorise the supply of alcohol, at a selling price below the applicable minimum price.

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