Retailers who fail to comply with MUP will be unable to return stock to the wholesaler or sell stock at non-MUP compliant prices and may face criminal charges if they do so.


The Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) measure introduced by the Scottish Government and embedded in the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 comes into force on 1 May 2018. MUP sets the minimum price one can pay for a unit of alcohol at a minimum of 50p per unit. Bolt Learning is developing 4 eLearning modules focused on 'Alcohol Licensing & Sales'. Our first module focuses on MUP (Minimum Unit Pricing) and is a simple 10-minute module designed to give retailers, managers and staff the essential knowledge and understanding on MUP. You can read more about Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on our blog.

Our Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) eLearning module is designed to give retailers and their staff a comprehensive understanding of how the MUP legislation affects them and their stores. It provides easily digestible information about changes which need to be made to remain compliant and tips to ensure their BWS category still flourishes.

The MUP eLearning Modules is a fully online interactive course and assessment, accessible on any device, 24/7, with no time limits.  A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the eLearning module. It is part of a group of training modules specifically designed to assist users with being compliant with regulations within different industry sectors. Read here why online training solutions can help your business being compliant and reducing the risk of fines.

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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


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



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



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