Press Releases

CRONK Y VODDY COMPLAINTS UPHELD UNDER SPONSORSHIP AND MARKETING CODES

17/10/2018

Complaints about Cronk Y Voddy’s sponsorship of TT race rider Andrew Dudgeon and the labelling of the product have been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel) under the Codes of ... Read more

COMPLAINT AGAINST EASY IPA UPHELD

12/10/2018

A complaint about Easy IPA has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel.) A copy of the full decision can be read here. Read more

Bars and restaurants will save the high street, say local councillors

08/10/2018

Almost all councils (92%) believe that the night time economy will play an important role in preventing the decline of high street retail, a new study by the Local Government Information Uni... Read more

Slingshots complaint upheld

13/09/2018

A complaint about Slingshots has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel.) A copy of the full decision can be read here. Read more

Local Alcohol Partnerships Group pledges its support to the Women’s Night Safety Charter

26/07/2018

The Local Alcohol Partnerships Group (LAPG) and the Portman Group have signed up to the Women’s Night Safety Charter, which has today been announced in the Mayor of London’s new strategy to ... Read more

Fall in teenage pregnancies as younger generation drink less

18/07/2018

New research from the Portman Group and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) shows that a decline in high-levels of alcohol consumption amongst 16-18 year olds has contributed to th... Read more

BrewDog 'Pink IPA' complaint upheld

10/07/2018

A complaint about BrewDog’s special edition Pink IPA has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel). A full copy of the decision can be read here. Read more

Yes, we are fit for purpose

06/07/2018

We are proud of the Portman Group’s nearly thirty-year heritage of leading on best practice in alcohol social responsibility and regulation. During that time the industry has removed over on... Read more

Developing a national ‘Safe Space’ framework could save public money and reduce alcohol harm

03/07/2018

A UK network of Safe Spaces could return over £100m to the NHS annually and help to improve the fabric of the night time economy across the country according to the Local Alcohol Partnership... Read more

Four new members appointed to Independent Complaints Panel for alcohol marketing

03/07/2018

Four new members have been appointed to the independent lay Panel that considers complaints about irresponsible alcohol marketing under the Portman Group’s Codes of Practice. Read more

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