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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

Two new members sought for independent alcohol complaints panel

19/02/2018

The Portman Group has two vacancies for applicants with a public health background and a licensing background on its Independent Complaints Panel (Panel), the body that considers complaints ... Read more

Attitudes to Alcohol Labelling

02/02/2018

Portman Group has published new alcohol labelling research, carried out by Britain Thinks and jointly commissioned with the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH). A link to the report can be... Read more

Behind the Headlines Blog: So what’s really going on with the Baby Boomers?

01/02/2018

Public Health England relaunched their Act FAST campaign today (1 February 2018) [link] to urge people to call 999 if they notice even one of the signs of a stroke in themselves, or in other... Read more

Portman Group Statement on RSPH's Report, Labelling the Point

26/01/2018

Commenting on the Royal Society of Public Health’s report Labelling the Point, John Timothy, Chief Executive of the Portman Group said: Read more

Portman Group statement on record low underage drinking statistics

15/12/2017

NHS Digital has published new findings showing that underage drinking among 8-15 year olds has fallen to record lows, declining 67% since 2003. Commenting on the findings, Chief Executive ... Read more

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