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Oranjeboom 8.5% 500ml Can Complaint Not Upheld


A complaint about the packaging of Oranjeboom promoting immoderate drinking and rapid or ‘down’ in one consumption has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel). A copy of... Read more

Portman Group Statement on NHS Digital Health Survey for England 2015


“It is welcome that underage drinking continues to decline and is now at its lowest recorded level. This indicates that the combination of robust ID schemes, life skills education and progra... Read more

Portman Group Responds to Public Health England’s Alcohol Review


This lengthy report does not contain any new policy ideas, nor does it fully reflect the significant declines in harmful drinking in the last decade. It is deeply concerning that Public Heal... Read more

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


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


“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


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


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


"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


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


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

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