In May 2018, Scotland is the first country in the world to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol (50 pence per unit). Sales fell by 7.7%, particularly in homes where consumption was the highest. The number of alcohol-related deaths fell by 21.5%, although it remains the highest in the UK, with 21.5 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.
Wales introduced a price floor on 2 March 2020, also at 50 pence per unit of alcohol. Sales fell by 8.6%.
England is waiting to see the results of these measures, and the question of inflation indexing arises.