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Burts Guinness flavoured crisps do not break alcohol marketing rules


The packaging of Burts Guinness flavoured crisps does not breach alcohol responsibility rules the Independent Complaints Panel has ruled. Read more

Alcohol related death rates lowest since 2002


Responding to latest 2011 ONS statistics on alcohol related deaths, Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive of the Portman Group, responsibility body for the UK drinks producers said: Read more

Drinkaware Independent Review


23red are conducting an independent review of Drinkaware. Read more

Tesco ‘Everyday Value’ alcohol does not break alcohol marketing rules


The packaging of Tesco’s ‘Everyday Value’ alcohol range does not breach alcohol responsibility rules the Independent Complaints Panel has ruled. Read more

Portman Group announces fifth edition of Code of Practice


The fifth evolution of the Portman Group Code of Practice for alcohol producers has been announced, setting the standard for responsible alcohol marketing and effective industry self-regulat... Read more

Laverstoke Park Farm Ale and Lager breaks alcohol marketing rules


Laverstoke Park Farm’s Ale and Lager packaging has breached alcohol responsibility rules for using a drawing with particular appeal to young children to market alcoholic drinks. Read more

Martin Narey New Chairman of Independent Complaints Panel


After a highly competitive national recruitment campaign, Martin Narey has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Independent Complaints Panel for irresponsible alcohol marketing Read more

Portman Group Responds to Health Select Committee Report


We welcome the Select Committee’s view that the majority of people enjoy alcoholic products responsibly and that alcohol producers and retailers are vital partners in helping to tackle the h... Read more

Alcohol companies on track to deliver health labelling pledge


According to the latest industry data, alcohol producers are on track to deliver their pledge to provide health information on 80% of alcohol labels on UK shelves by the end of December 2013... Read more

Senior appointment – independent alcohol complaints panel chair


A national recruitment campaign is underway to appoint a new Chair of the Independent Complaints Panel which rules on complaints about irresponsible alcohol marketing. Read more

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