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Portman Group statement on latest ONS alcohol-related death figures


“It is welcome news that the alcohol-related death rate has fallen since last year, and is down by 10% since 2008. This positive trend mirrors the significant declines in harmful drinking, b... Read more

Portman Group Statement on NHS Digital Health Survey for England 2015


“It is welcome that underage drinking continues to decline and is now at its lowest recorded level. This indicates that the combination of robust ID schemes, life skills education and progra... Read more

Portman Group Responds to Public Health England’s Alcohol Review


This lengthy report does not contain any new policy ideas, nor does it fully reflect the significant declines in harmful drinking in the last decade. It is deeply concerning that Public Heal... Read more



A complaint about the packaging of the Psy.cho range of beers promoting violent and aggressive behaviour has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel). A copy of the full deci... Read more

How We Drink in the UK – Portman Group launches new video on drinking patterns in the UK


The Portman Group has launched a new infographic video on drinking trends in the UK. The video uses official UK government statistics to provide an overview of patterns of alcohol consumpti... Read more

Local Alcohol Partnerships schemes featured in Royal Society of Public Health’s and ITN Productions latest ‘Championing Public Health’ Programme


A brand new Royal Society of Public Health programme, produced by ITN Productions, highlights the dedicated people and organisations working with Local Alcohol Partnership schemes* to promot... Read more

Portman Group Statement on BMJ study of women's alcohol consumption


“The idea that women are now ‘catching up’ with men’s alcohol consumption, does not reflect the real-life evidence of how women drink in the UK today. Official government data shows signific... Read more

Portman Group Chief Executive, Henry Ashworth, recruited to lead IARD


The Portman Group has confirmed that Henry Ashworth will be stepping down as Chief Executive of the Portman Group after five years in the role. Read more

New member sought for independent alcohol complaints panel


The Portman Group is advertising for a new member to join the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel), the independent body that considers complaints about alcohol marketing under the Portman G... Read more

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