Press Releases

Portman Group welcomes new members


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


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


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


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


“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


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

Parents ‘in the dark’ on decline in underage drinking


Portman Group research reveals parents’ lack of awareness of downturn in alcohol consumption by 11-15 year olds Read more

School’s Centenary Beer breaks alcohol marketing rules


The packaging of a beer produced for a school has breached alcohol marketing rules for appealing to under 18s, after a ruling made by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel). Read more

Pernod label breaks alcohol marketing rules


The packaging of Pernod, an anise-based spirit, has been found in breach of alcohol marketing rules for failing to communicate its alcoholic nature with absolute clarity (paragraph 3.1). Read more

Complaint about WKD Cocktail Promotion Upheld


A WKD Halloween Cocktail Cauldron promotion has been found to breach alcohol marketing rules for encouraging immoderate consumption. Read more

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