Press Releases

Targeted help needed to tackle the heaviest drinkers in the UK says alcohol watchdog

19/11/2018

Analysis of drinking habits across England and Scotland shows that the majority of people are drinking either at or below the current guidelines, with drinking at harmful levels becoming mos... Read more

HAPPYDOWN COCKTAIL COMPLAINT UPHELD

09/11/2018

A complaint about HappyDown sparkling cocktails has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel) for failing to clearly communicate their alcoholic content. A copy of the full de... Read more

Portman Group responds to Mayor of London’s report on the Night Time Economy

08/11/2018

In response to the Mayor of London’s report London at Night – an evidence base for a 24-hour city, John Timothy, Chief Executive of the Portman Group who facilitates the Local Alcohol Partne... Read more

COMPLAINTS AGAINST DESPERADOS NOT UPHELD

05/11/2018

A complaint made against Desperados has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel.) A full copy of the decision can be read here. Read more

COMPLAINT AGAINST FYNODEREE MANX BUMBEE VODKA NOT UPHELD

26/10/2018

A complaint made against Fynoderee Manx Bumbee vodka has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel. A full copy of the decision can be read here. Read more

Partnership working crucial to creating safe and vibrant town centres in Scotland

25/10/2018

Aberdeen was the location for the first Scottish national conference exploring how to create safe and vibrant town and city centres and reduce alcohol harm. Read more

COMPLAINTS AGAINST DISCO FORKLIFT TRUCK MANGO PALE ALE UPHELD

24/10/2018

A complaint against Disco Forklift Mango Pale Ale produced by Drygate Brewing Company has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel) under the Code of Practice on alcohol market... Read more

CRONK Y VODDY COMPLAINTS UPHELD UNDER SPONSORSHIP AND MARKETING CODES

17/10/2018

Complaints about Cronk Y Voddy’s sponsorship of TT race rider Andrew Dudgeon and the labelling of the product have been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel) under the Codes of ... Read more

COMPLAINT AGAINST EASY IPA UPHELD

12/10/2018

A complaint about Easy IPA has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel.) A copy of the full decision can be read here. Read more

Bars and restaurants will save the high street, say local councillors

08/10/2018

Almost all councils (92%) believe that the night time economy will play an important role in preventing the decline of high street retail, a new study by the Local Government Information Uni... Read more

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