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Portman Group Confirms New CEO Appointment

25/04/2017

The UK alcohol industry’s social responsibility body have appointed John Timothy as Chief Executive. Read more

Old English Gin Complaint Not Upheld

12/04/2017

A complaint about the packaging of Old English Gin promoting excessive drinking has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel). A copy of the full decision can be read here... Read more

Two New Members Appointed To Independent Alcohol Complaints Panel

07/04/2017

Two new members have been appointed to the Independent Complaints Panel – the independent lay panel that considers complaints about irresponsible alcohol marketing under the Portman Group’s ... Read more

Labelling & Consumer Information – Update for Producers

24/03/2017

Further to our previous update, the Department of Health has published a new guidance document highlighting the elements of the UK Chief Medical Officers’ revised alcohol guidelines it sugge... Read more

Portman Group statement on latest ONS alcohol-related death figures

07/02/2017

“It is welcome news that the alcohol-related death rate has fallen since last year, and is down by 10% since 2008. This positive trend mirrors the significant declines in harmful drinking, b... Read more

Portman Group Statement on NHS Digital Health Survey for England 2015

14/12/2016

“It is welcome that underage drinking continues to decline and is now at its lowest recorded level. This indicates that the combination of robust ID schemes, life skills education and progra... Read more

Portman Group Responds to Public Health England’s Alcohol Review

02/12/2016

This lengthy report does not contain any new policy ideas, nor does it fully reflect the significant declines in harmful drinking in the last decade. It is deeply concerning that Public Heal... Read more

PSY.CHO COMPLAINT UPHELD

18/11/2016

A complaint about the packaging of the Psy.cho range of beers promoting violent and aggressive behaviour has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel). A copy of the full deci... Read more

How We Drink in the UK – Portman Group launches new video on drinking patterns in the UK

10/11/2016

The Portman Group has launched a new infographic video on drinking trends in the UK. The video uses official UK government statistics to provide an overview of patterns of alcohol consumpti... Read more

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