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Wednesday 1 October 2014

UK alcohol market

£25m lottery fund for alcohol projects

The Big Lottery Fund (Big) is looking for a lead partner to manage and deliver a series of projects which will aim to tackle alcohol misuse among older people.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 1 Comment »

UK drinkers underestimating consumption

As many as three quarters of people in the UK are underestimating the amount they drink according to a new study.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 1 Comment »

Wine consumption overtaking beer in UK

The number of pints of beer and cider consumed in the UK will fall by 1.6 billion between now and 2018 the Office of Budget Responsibility has said.

Monday, January 14th, 2013 1 Comment »

Doctors call for 50p per unit alcohol pricing

Doctors in the North East, one of the areas worst affected by alcohol harm, have signed an open letter to the prime minister calling for a 50p per unit minimum price.

Friday, October 26th, 2012 No Comments »

Community alcohol scheme established

Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s will give other local retailers training to prevent under-age alcohol sales as part of a new Community Alcohol Partnership scheme.

Monday, April 16th, 2012 No Comments »

Portman Group rejects “doomsday” alcohol outlook

The Portman Group has called for a less sensationalist perspective on recent statistics relating to alcohol deaths.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 No Comments »

John Halewood dies aged 64

One of the drinks industry’s most inventive brand builders, John Halewood, has died over the weekend.

Monday, October 17th, 2011 No Comments »

WSTA explores tax band for low alcohol wines

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association hopes to work with the UK government to introduce a separate tax band for low alcohol wines.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 No Comments »

Lansley urges support for Responsibility Deal

Andrew Lansley MP has called on the drinks trade to support the government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 No Comments »

Glimmer of hope in falling alcohol sales

The latest Wilson Drinks Report shows UK off-trade volume sales are down 1%, and on-trade down 3%.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 No Comments »

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