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Portman Group statement on record low underage drinking statistics


NHS Digital has published new findings showing that underage drinking among 8-15 year olds has fallen to record lows, declining 67% since 2003. Commenting on the findings, Chief Executive ... Read more

Cwtch complaint upheld


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.


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


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


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


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


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

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