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COMPLAINTS AGAINST DISCO FORKLIFT TRUCK MANGO PALE ALE UPHELD

24/10/2018

A complaint against Disco Forklift Mango Pale Ale produced by Drygate Brewing Company has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel) under the Code of Practice on alcohol market... Read more

CRONK Y VODDY COMPLAINTS UPHELD UNDER SPONSORSHIP AND MARKETING CODES

17/10/2018

Complaints about Cronk Y Voddy’s sponsorship of TT race rider Andrew Dudgeon and the labelling of the product have been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel) under the Codes of ... Read more

COMPLAINT AGAINST EASY IPA UPHELD

12/10/2018

A complaint about Easy IPA has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel.) A copy of the full decision can be read here. Read more

Bars and restaurants will save the high street, say local councillors

08/10/2018

Almost all councils (92%) believe that the night time economy will play an important role in preventing the decline of high street retail, a new study by the Local Government Information Uni... Read more

Slingshots complaint upheld

13/09/2018

A complaint about Slingshots has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel.) A copy of the full decision can be read here. Read more

Local Alcohol Partnerships Group pledges its support to the Women’s Night Safety Charter

26/07/2018

The Local Alcohol Partnerships Group (LAPG) and the Portman Group have signed up to the Women’s Night Safety Charter, which has today been announced in the Mayor of London’s new strategy to ... Read more

Fall in teenage pregnancies as younger generation drink less

18/07/2018

New research from the Portman Group and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) shows that a decline in high-levels of alcohol consumption amongst 16-18 year olds has contributed to th... Read more

Socially responsible self-regulation will empower, not burden, producers

18/07/2018

Some people argue that self-regulation can never be as effective as formal legislation because companies will always act in their short-term self-interest. While it’s true that business lead... Read more

BrewDog 'Pink IPA' complaint upheld

10/07/2018

A complaint about BrewDog’s special edition Pink IPA has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel). A full copy of the decision can be read here. Read more

Yes, we are fit for purpose

06/07/2018

We are proud of the Portman Group’s nearly thirty-year heritage of leading on best practice in alcohol social responsibility and regulation. During that time the industry has removed over on... Read more

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