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Portman Group response to BMA letter to the Public Health Minister: The Government needs to work with industry to help target the minority who drink at very harmful levels

18/07/2019

Partnerships between the industry and Government have helped to ensure that the vast majority of the population choose to drink responsibly, with a 15% fall in alcohol consumption since 2004... Read more

Supporting the exciting rise of the low and no alcohol category

27/06/2019

On 26 June 2019, the Portman Group were pleased to attend an event celebrating and showcasing an array of low and no alcohol beers at the House of Commons, hosted by the All Party Parliament... Read more

UK drinking patterns are getting more responsible, let’s make sure this continues!

30/05/2019

The 1990s stereotypical tabloid image of the British drinker as the drunken reveller drinking to excess is now a thing of the past. Indeed, Government statistics highlight that the vast majo... Read more

Alcohol marketing teams, don’t catch a fright this Halloween, be prepared!

15/05/2019

While the Summer is just around the corner, many marketing managers will have their eyes on the next season as the nights lengthen and the shadows grow. Halloween, long seen as a children’s ... Read more

Putting the ‘risks’ of alcohol consumption into context

16/04/2019

A number of recent academic studies have received media coverage with headlines warning consumers that ‘even one drink a day increases stroke risk’, that there is ‘no safe level of alcohol c... Read more

REVISED CODE TARGETS OFFENSIVE MARKETING AND SETS IMMODERATE CONSUMPTION DEFINITION

04/03/2019

The Portman Group has launched the sixth edition of the Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks following a widescale consultation to keep it fit-for-purp... Read more

Policy and Research Manager Job Vacancy

20/12/2018

Join our team! In 2019 we are celebrating our 30th anniversary, we have a lot to be proud of having achieved, and we are also changing to ensure a successful future. An important element of ... 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

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