Press Releases

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


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

Slingshots complaint upheld


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

Local Alcohol Partnerships Group pledges its support to the Women’s Night Safety Charter


The Local Alcohol Partnerships Group (LAPG) and the Portman Group have signed up to the Women’s Night Safety Charter, which has today been announced in the Mayor of London’s new strategy to ... Read more

Fall in teenage pregnancies as younger generation drink less


New research from the Portman Group and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) shows that a decline in high-levels of alcohol consumption amongst 16-18 year olds has contributed to th... Read more

BrewDog 'Pink IPA' complaint upheld


A complaint about BrewDog’s special edition Pink IPA has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel). A full copy of the decision can be read here. Read more

Yes, we are fit for purpose


We are proud of the Portman Group’s nearly thirty-year heritage of leading on best practice in alcohol social responsibility and regulation. During that time the industry has removed over on... Read more

Developing a national ‘Safe Space’ framework could save public money and reduce alcohol harm


A UK network of Safe Spaces could return over £100m to the NHS annually and help to improve the fabric of the night time economy across the country according to the Local Alcohol Partnership... Read more

Four new members appointed to Independent Complaints Panel for alcohol marketing


Four new members have been appointed to the independent lay Panel that considers complaints about irresponsible alcohol marketing under the Portman Group’s Codes of Practice. Read more

Hoola Hooch complaint not upheld


A complaint about the packaging of Hoola Hooch (440ml can) about appeal to under-18s and lack of clarity on alcohol content has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel.) A... Read more

Partnership working vital to creating vibrant town centres and safer night time economies


Creating diverse and inclusive activities and connecting the early evening and night time economies to make thriving town centres and local high streets, were some of the themes explored at ... Read more

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