Press Releases

Portman Group statement on latest ONS alcohol-related death figures

07/02/2017

“It is welcome news that the alcohol-related death rate has fallen since last year, and is down by 10% since 2008. This positive trend mirrors the significant declines in harmful drinking, b... Read more

K Cider 500ml Can Complaint Not Upheld

12/01/2017

A complaint about the packaging of K Cider promoting immoderate drinking and urging the consumer to drink rapidly or ‘down’ the product in one, has not been upheld by the Independent Complai... Read more

Crest Super 10% 500ml Can Complaint Not Upheld

12/01/2017

A complaint about the packaging of Crest Super promoting irresponsible drinking has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel). A copy of the full decision can be read here... Read more

Oranjeboom 8.5% 500ml Can Complaint Not Upheld

12/01/2017

A complaint about the packaging of Oranjeboom promoting immoderate drinking and rapid or ‘down’ in one consumption has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel). A copy of... Read more

Portman Group Statement on NHS Digital Health Survey for England 2015

14/12/2016

“It is welcome that underage drinking continues to decline and is now at its lowest recorded level. This indicates that the combination of robust ID schemes, life skills education and progra... Read more

Portman Group Responds to Public Health England’s Alcohol Review

02/12/2016

This lengthy report does not contain any new policy ideas, nor does it fully reflect the significant declines in harmful drinking in the last decade. It is deeply concerning that Public Heal... Read more

How We Drink in the UK – Portman Group launches new video on drinking patterns in the UK

10/11/2016

The Portman Group has launched a new infographic video on drinking trends in the UK. The video uses official UK government statistics to provide an overview of patterns of alcohol consumpti... Read more

Portman Group Statement on BMJ study of women's alcohol consumption

25/10/2016

“The idea that women are now ‘catching up’ with men’s alcohol consumption, does not reflect the real-life evidence of how women drink in the UK today. Official government data shows signific... Read more

Portman Group Chief Executive, Henry Ashworth, recruited to lead IARD

24/10/2016

The Portman Group has confirmed that Henry Ashworth will be stepping down as Chief Executive of the Portman Group after five years in the role. Read more

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