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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

Independent Complaints Panel: Latest Rulings


The following products and promotions have been considered by the Independent Complaints Panel, under the Portman Group’s Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic... Read more

Government welcomes new voluntary action from drinks producers


Drinks producers and retailers have today announced a significant range of voluntary industry actions to help the Government tackle alcohol misuse and promote responsible drinking. 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

Portman Group Statement: C&C Group plc Resignation


Dublin-based C&C Group plc tendered a withdrawal notice to the Portman Group last year on 21 June 2013 citing that they wished “to focus directly on local issues”. All Portman Group members ... Read more

Henry Ashworth welcomes campus alcohol responsibility initiative


Portman Group Chief Executive Henry Ashworth last night backed a new initiative to help curb irresponsible drinking on Britain’s university campuses. Read more

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