Press Releases

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

Behind the Headlines: Alcohol, Young People and University

13/05/2016

After last week’s negative headlines about hospital admissions among the over 65s, this week the national media painted a gloomy picture of alcohol use among young people. Rather than demons... Read more

Behind the Headlines: Alcohol-related hospital admissions

06/05/2016

This week saw yet another negative set of headlines about alcohol. The national media seized on new figures from Public Health England (PHE) on alcohol-related hospital admissions, and parti... Read more

HEINEKEN SPECTRE 5% ABV 330ML BOTTLE (PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PACKAGING) COMPLAINT NOT UPHELD

06/05/2016

A complaint about the packaging of Heineken UK’s Spectre edition bottle and secondary packaging for promoting sexual success/activity; violent behaviour and immoderate/irresponsible consumpt... Read more

#LDNPARTNERS - Celebrating London Partnerships Tackling Alcohol Misuse and Growing the Night Time Economy

15/04/2016

Safer London Business Partnership and the Portman Group jointly welcome the success of London’s night-time economy partnerships working to make London boroughs safer by tackling alcohol misu... Read more

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