Press Releases

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

10/11/2016

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

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

25/10/2016

“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

24/10/2016

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

21/10/2016

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

Portman Group's Response to Chief Medical Officers' Alcohol Guidelines

25/08/2016

"Although the CMOs have provided much needed clarity that responsible drinking carries a level of risk no greater than other day-to-day activities, it is regrettable that the guidelines stil... Read more

New report showcases best practice for building safe & vibrant night time economies

15/07/2016

A new report from the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), produced in partnership with the Portman Group, has been launched this week. The report makes five key recommendations for loc... Read more

Portman Group Publishes Annual Marketing Regulation Report & New Regulation Explainer Video

13/07/2016

The Portman Group has published its Annual Marketing Regulation Report for 2015, alongside a new video animation to explain the rules and remit of the Portman Group Codes. Read more

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

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