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Drinks industry exceeds unit pledge target with two years to go

19/12/2014

The Portman Group has welcomed the latest official report from Department of Health showing producers and retailers have delivered the Public Health Responsibility Deal Alcohol Network pledg... Read more

Minister praises producers' commitment

21/11/2014

Minister for Crime Prevention Lynne Featherstone has welcomed the progress made by drinks producers as part of the Government's Responsibility Deal. Read more

Portman Group responds to Minister’s speech by showcasing tools for tackling alcohol harms

20/11/2014

Responding to Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone’s speech at today’s Alcohol Concern Conference, Chief Executive of the Portman Group, Henry Ashworth said: Read more

Drinks companies achieve voluntary alcohol labelling target

06/11/2014

A new report available today, has confirmed that UK drinks producers have delivered on a voluntary pledge to improve health labelling of alcohol products on shelf. Read more

Portman Group welcomes new members

27/10/2014

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) and Mast-Jägermeister UK Ltd are the latest companies to join the Portman Group – the UK’s leading alcohol responsibility body – underlining their commitment to s... Read more

Nine out of 10 people unaware of UK’s changing drinking habits

08/09/2014

Almost 9 out of 10 adults in Britain (89%) are unaware that British people are drinking less than they were a decade ago, and binge drinking is in decline according to a new YouGov poll. Read more

Poll: police and public believe local partnerships key to falling alcohol-related crime

01/09/2014

Members of the public and the police attribute falling rates of alcohol-related crime to better town centre management, better partnership working and our society becoming less tolerant to a... Read more

Diageo Promotion Unit Breaches Code of Practice

21/08/2014

A promotional counter top unit produced by Diageo has been found to breach marketing rules by the Independent Complaints Panel. Read more

Portman Group Responds to APPG Manifesto

11/08/2014

“The vast majority of adults in the UK enjoy alcohol responsibly, and government statistics clearly show significant declining trends in consumption, alcohol-related crime and drinking among... Read more

Portman Group responds to London Mayor’s ‘sobriety tags’ announcement

31/07/2014

It is right that there should be serious consequences for those that break the law and blight town centres with drunk and disorderly behaviour. Read more

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