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Minister calls for local partnership working to tackle alcohol harms at conference

07/04/2014

Home Office Minister for Crime Prevention, Norman Baker MP, has called for more local partnerships to tackle alcohol harms specific to local needs. The Minister opened a conference on 3 Apri... Read more

Underage Drinking: National Trends and Local Variations

04/03/2014

The issue of underage drinking in Britain has long been a popular item in the national news agenda. And with good reason, not only are children at greater risk of harm from alcohol, the atti... Read more

Alcoholic drink Four Loko breaks alcohol marketing rules

27/02/2014

The packaging of Four Loko produced by Phusion Projects, has breached alcohol responsibility rules for encouraging irresponsible consumption. Three companies submitted complaints - Freespi... Read more

Portman Group welcomes announcement of Home Office Local Alcohol Action Areas

13/02/2014

The announcement of 20 Local Alcohol Action Areas (LAAAs) by the Home Office has been welcomed by the UK drinks industry. The LAAA project offers assistance through the use of local initiati... Read more

UK's widest ever partnership unites to promote responsible drinking at sponsored events

31/01/2014

The widest ever partnership of drinks producers, retailers, rights holders and representatives of sports, music and venues have backed a new Code to regulate all new alcohol sponsorship agre... Read more

Wide media coverage for Portman Group Alcohol Sponsorship Code Launch

31/01/2014

The launch of the Portman Group’s Code of Practice on Alcohol Sponsorship has received wide coverage in both the national and trade media. A news piece, published in today’s Daily Telegraph ... Read more

BBC Report Shows Positive Drinking Trends Among Young People

24/01/2014

A recent BBC report has examined the decline in the number of young people drinking in the UK. Young, British and Sober, a documentary for BBC Radio’s Asian Network, sets out to explore the... Read more

Success of Local Alcohol Partnerships - The MJ

09/12/2013

A recently published article in leading local government magazine, the Municipal Journal (MJ), showcases the success of partnership working at local level. The article, entitled ‘Battling th... Read more

Portman Group Supports Local Partnerships

22/11/2013

Commenting on the latest Demos report Sobering Up, Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive of the Portman Group welcomes the call for all businesses to be at the heart of local partnerships to tackl... Read more

Centre for Social Justice launch new report on local partnerships

04/10/2013

The Centre for Social Justice, in partnership with the Portman Group, has published a report titled Potential for Partnership: working together to create safer, healthier communities. Read more

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