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Minimum Unit Pricing
eLearning Module

From 1 May 2018 retailers in Scotland must abide by the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) Scotland Act 2012, and if they sell stock at non-MUP compliant prices may face fines or criminal charges.
MUP sets the minimum price one can pay for a unit of alcohol in Scotland at a minimum of 50p per unit. That means, for example, that a bottle of wine that contains ten units of alcohol can only be sold for a minimum of £5.00.

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Year-on-Year data between 2018 and 2019 shows that the value of alcohol sales in convenience stores has risen by almost 10%, giving retailers a decent cash injection. With the awareness of the MUP, convenience retailers can make their beer, wine, and spirits category shine, with plenty of opportunities for promotions and cross-selling.

Bolt’s Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) eLearning Module is designed to give staff a comprehensive understanding of how the MUP legislation works and what it means for them – what do they need to do to remain compliant and competitive.

Fully online and interactive, accessible 24/7 on any device, and with no time limits, thanks to Bolt’s state-of-the-art learning management system. A certificate can be downloaded upon the successful completion of the eLearning module.

Course Outline

  • What is Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP)
  • How will MUP affect my business?
  • Failure to comply with MUP
  • MUP Impact on businesses
  • Calculating MUP
  • Dual Pricing
  • Getting MUP ready
  • MUP compliance

Learning Outcome

At the end of the Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) training the user will:

  • Have a clear view of the definition of MUP
  • Understand how MUP can impact premises licence
  • Understand why MUP does not apply to some sales of alcohol
  • Understand how to calculate the MUP
  • Know how to review and ensuring pricing is kept up to date
  • Know the differences between hospitality and non-hospitality sales
  • Understand dual pricing
  • Have a grasp of MUP and promotions


This module covers the key information surrounding MUP included in the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012.



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