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Cwtch complaint upheld

11/12/2017

A complaint about the packaging of Cwtch Welsh Red Ale (330ml can) has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel) for having a particular appeal to under-18s and indirectly enco... Read more

Safe Spaces play vital role in supporting the UK’s vibrant night-time economy and reducing vulnerability.

05/12/2017

Safe Spaces in the UK’s night-time economy are creating a better visitor environment by reducing vulnerability and reducing pressure on local accident and emergency (A&E) departments and pol... Read more

Don’t deter parents from teaching children about responsible drinking

19/10/2017

Letter to the Editor of the Guardian - Parents should not be deterred from teaching their children about responsible drinking or demonstrating how adults can enjoy an alcoholic drink at home... Read more

New Portman Group report: Encouraging a thriving and diverse night-time economy

11/10/2017

There are four key stages to creating ‘buzz’ in a town or city centre, according to a new Portman Group report exploring what makes a thriving and diverse night-time economy (NTE). Read more

Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium Complaint Upheld

23/08/2017

A complaint about the packaging of Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium product range not being clearly labelled as containing alcohol, and having particular appeal to under-18s, has been upheld ... Read more

Portman Group statement on latest DfT drink driving statistics

03/08/2017

Drink driving is simply unacceptable and any deaths or serious injuries that occur as a result of it are tragic and deplorable. Read more

Alcohol and Innovative Packaging

02/06/2017

The alcohol industry has hugely creative people working in all areas, not least packaging design. It’s become increasingly important to make sure products stand out on the shelf, and the pac... Read more

Cactus Jack's Schnapps Complaint Not Upheld

01/06/2017

A complaint about the packaging of two flavours of Cactus Jack’s Schnapps for not being clearly labelled as alcohol and appealing to under 18s has not been upheld by the Independent Complain... Read more

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