Modelling the impact of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Wales

Starting in March 2014, this project will estimate the impact of minimum unit pricing in Wales. The aim of the study is to apply the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model to appraise the likely impact of minimum unit pricing for alcohol on the alcohol consumption, spending, and on the levels of alcohol-related harms in terms of health, crime and absenteeism in Wales.

Publication and Reports

INTERIM REPORT: Angus C, Holmes J, Brennan A, Meier P (2017) 'Model-based appraisal of the comparative impact of minimum unit pricing and taxation policies in Wales: An update to the 50p MUP example', Cardiff: Welsh Government. GSR report number 73/2017

Meng Y., Sadler, S., Gell, L., Holmes, J. and Brennan, A. (2014) 'Model-based appraisal of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Wales: An adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version 3',  Sheffield: ScHARR, University of Sheffield.  See also a short summary report


Modelling the impact of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Wales - 2018

This project will provide updated data and publications following SARG's previous study which estimated the impact of minimum unit pricing in Wales. The aim of the study is to apply the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model to appraise the likely impact of minimum unit pricing for alcohol on the alcohol consumption, spending, and on the levels of alcohol-related harms in terms of health, crime and absenteeism in Wales.