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Portman Group calls for ‘clarity & consistency’ on low alcohol descriptors

21/05/2018

In its response to the Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation on the use of low and no alcohol descriptors, the Portman Group has urged government to use the consultation as an ... Read more

How our drinking habits have changed over four decades of royal weddings

18/05/2018

Ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding tomorrow, Portman Group analysis of UK alcohol trends show how the nation’s relationship with alcohol has changed since the wedding of Prince Charl... Read more

Analysing the latest data on UK alcohol trends

15/05/2018

So what do the latest data sets from the ONS and NHS Digital tell us about UK alcohol consumption? Read more

Portman Group response to ONS and NHS alcohol data sets

01/05/2018

While it is good news that alcohol-related hospital admissions and binge drinking rates are down, the figures highlight the stark regional variation when it comes to alcohol-related deaths a... Read more

Self-regulation works: Future proofing our Code of Practice to drive up standards and reflect industry change

30/04/2018

Portman Group CEO John Timothy examines what the Code of Practice review is looking to do and why self-regulation works. Read more

Ambitious Code Review announced by UK Alcohol marketing watchdog

27/04/2018

The Portman Group has today announced the fifth major review of its Code of Practice to future proof the framework that governs alcohol marketing in the UK. Read more

Department of Health and Social Care Low Alcohol Descriptors Consultation

18/04/2018

The Government is currently consulting on how best to continue to communicate information to the public about low alcohol drinks, so that adults can make informed choices when they purchase ... Read more

Portman Group Statement on the Lancet’s alcohol and life expectancy study

13/04/2018

The UK’s guidelines are already among the lowest in Europe and the vast majority of adults already drink at or below this level or choose not to drink alcohol. Rates of harmful drinking an... Read more

Partnership working highlighted as the key to creating safe and vibrant town centres

26/03/2018

Multi-agency partnership schemes that reduce crime and vulnerability in the night time economy were celebrated today at a Parliamentary reception hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer G... Read more

Fifth Review Planned for Alcohol Marketing Watchdog's Code of Practice

05/03/2018

The Portman Group will launch a full public consultation in Spring 2018 on the fifth edition of its Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks to ensure it r... Read more

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