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Final call for alcohol consultation response - one week to go


With its consultation deadline closing on 31 January 2012, the Portman Group is calling for people to submit their final responses about changes to the Code of Practice for responsible alcoh... Read more

Crunk juce breaches responsibility code for encouraging excessive consumption


An alcohol product called Crunk Juce has breached alcohol responsibility rules for encouraging excessive alcohol consumption and failing to make the alcoholic nature of the product clear on ... Read more

Suck & blow in breach for encouraging rapid drinking and link to sexual success


Suck & Blow alcoholic jelly tubes have breached three alcohol responsibility rules for promoting rapid drinking, appealing to children and suggesting sexual success. Read more

Portman group welcomes committee focus on alcohol education


Responding to the Science and Technology Committee Report from the Inquiry into Sensible Drinking Guidelines, Henry Ashworth Chief Executive, Portman Group said: Read more

New Members Sought for Independent Alcohol Complaints Panel


The Portman Group is advertising for two members to join the Independent Complaints Panel, an independent body that considers complaints about alcohol marketing under the Portman Group’s Cod... Read more

UK ahead of the Game in Regulating Digital Alcohol Marketing


Leading European & US spirits producers are calling on UK alcohol regulation expertise as they introduce new digital marketing guidelines. Read more

Portman Group confirms new CEO appointment


The UK’s nine leading drinks manufacturers have appointed Henry Ashworth as Chief Executive of the Portman Group. Read more

Foil Pouches ‘Not in Breach’ of Alcohol Responsibility Rules


A range of ready-to-drink vodka products sold in foil pouches does not unduly appeal to children nor suggest that consumption enhances mental or physical performance according to the latest ... Read more

Responsibility Deal: Alcohol Labelling Details Announced


The Portman Group has today confirmed how the alcohol industry will deliver and monitor its commitment to provide responsible drinking information on 80 per cent of alcohol labels on UK shel... Read more

Kronenbourg 1664 Spotify Promotion Breaches Portman Group Code


A complaint about a Kronenbourg 1664 promotion on Spotify has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel for featuring a music track which references drinking to excess. Read more

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