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BBC Report Shows Positive Drinking Trends Among Young People


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


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


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


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

Fabian Society launch new report on responsible business


The Fabian Society, in partnership with the Portman Group, has launched a report examining the relationship between government and the private sector. Read more

New Chairman Appointed to Alcohol Responsibility Watchdog


Sir Martin Narey, the former Chief Executive of Barnardo’s and CEO of the National Offender Management Service has been appointed as the new Chairman of alcohol responsibility body, the Port... Read more

‘Partnership approach is key’, says Henry Ashworth (BBC Radio Northampton)


Speaking to BBC Radio Northampton about the proposed introduction of ‘drunk tanks’, Read more

Independent audit finds ‘overwhelming majority’ of drinks packaging is responsible


Independent audit results show that the vast majority of alcohol products conform to Portman Group responsibility standards. Read more

Portman Group Response to Government’s Alcohol Strategy Consultation Response


“We welcome the announcement that the Government will continue important partnership working with the drinks industry. Through a series of voluntary pledges aimed at improving public health,... Read more

Alcohol Trends in the UK: a One-Stop Data Source for all Official Statistics

A new compendium of all the major government and official data sets on alcohol-related trends reveals a number of changing patterns in UK drinking habits with a focus on the trends since 200... Read more

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