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Portman Group Statement on latest HSCIC statistics

30/06/2016

“Any increase in hospital admissions is unwelcome, but it is important to note that a significant proportion of these visits are individuals admitted on multiple occasions.... Read more

Captain Morgan Complaint Not Upheld

02/06/2016

A complaint about the packaging of the Captain Morgan product range for appealing to under 18s has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (ICP). A copy of the full decision can... Read more

Kopparberg Frozen Fruit Cider Pack - Complaint Not Upheld

02/06/2016

A complaint about the packaging of Kopparberg Frozen Fruit Cider for not communicating alcoholic nature and appealing to under-18s has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (IC... Read more

Behind the Headlines: Alcohol, Young People and University

13/05/2016

After last week’s negative headlines about hospital admissions among the over 65s, this week the national media painted a gloomy picture of alcohol use among young people. Rather than demons... Read more

Behind the Headlines: Alcohol-related hospital admissions

06/05/2016

This week saw yet another negative set of headlines about alcohol. The national media seized on new figures from Public Health England (PHE) on alcohol-related hospital admissions, and parti... Read more

HEINEKEN SPECTRE 5% ABV 330ML BOTTLE (PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PACKAGING) COMPLAINT NOT UPHELD

06/05/2016

A complaint about the packaging of Heineken UK’s Spectre edition bottle and secondary packaging for promoting sexual success/activity; violent behaviour and immoderate/irresponsible consumpt... Read more

#LDNPARTNERS - Celebrating London Partnerships Tackling Alcohol Misuse and Growing the Night Time Economy

15/04/2016

Safer London Business Partnership and the Portman Group jointly welcome the success of London’s night-time economy partnerships working to make London boroughs safer by tackling alcohol misu... Read more

Portman Group launches video showcasing partnership work between business and local authorities to tackle alcohol-related crime

23/03/2016

The Portman Group has launched a new infographic video explaining how local alcohol partnership schemes work to promote responsible drinking, tackle alcohol-related crime and disorder and im... Read more

Portman Group welcomes government strategy to tackle alcohol-related crime through partnership with drinks companies and local businesses

23/03/2016

The Home Secretary has announced that partnership with local schemes, supported by alcohol businesses, will be a key element of the government’s strategy to improve the safety of the night t... Read more

BAILEYS COUNTERTOP UNIT AND PR COMPLAINT NOT UPHELD

09/03/2016

A complaint about the packaging of a Baileys countertop unit and accompanying press release (PR) for encouraging immoderate consumption has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Pane... Read more

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