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Drinks industry 'vastly exceeds' target to remove 1bn units

Published:  19 December, 2014

The drinks industry has "vastly exceeded" its target to remove 1 billion units of alcohol from the UK market two years ahead of schedule, a report from the Department of Health has confirmed.


Wine industry should take initiative on calorie labelling, says WSTA chief

Published:  25 November, 2014

The wine industry needs to prepare itself for adding calorie labels to wine bottles, as the battle against obesity continues, warned Wine & Spirit Trade Association chief Miles Beale.


Home Office Minister praises drinks industry efforts at Alcohol Concern conference

Published:  20 November, 2014

Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone praised the drinks industry for the steps it has taken as part of the Responsibility Deal, and said local communities were best-placed to solve alcohol-related problems, in a speech at the Alcohol Concern conference yesterday.


Government ministers to set out misuse strategies at Alcohol Concern conference

Published:  12 November, 2014

Alcohol Concern has lined up a strong panel of front bench MPs and ministers to speak at its annual conference next week which will be held under the theme "Taking back our health and high streets".


Drinks firms hit voluntary labelling target

Published:  06 November, 2014

UK drinks companies have delivered on a voluntary pledge to improve health labelling on alcohol products on shelf by making sure 80% of products carry extra information.


Young people leading the way on responsible drinking

Published:  04 November, 2014

Young people are leading the way when it comes to responsible drinking, according to a Channel 4 poll, as drinks industry and local government efforts start to effect cultural change.


Public health experts call for calorie labelling for beers, wines and spirits

Published:  31 October, 2014

The drinks industry faces renewed calls for calorie labelling on drinks, following research which shows strong public backing for the measure and a lack of consumer awareness on how calorific drinks can be.


Young alcohol abusers not helped by counselling says new research

Published:  22 August, 2014

Counselling young people with drinking problems has limited results, according to new academic research.


House of Lords calls for drinks industry's advice on next EU Alcohol Strategy

Published:  01 August, 2014

The drinks industry has been invited by the House of Lords to send in its suggestions for what the next European Union Alcohol Strategy should look like.


Drinkaware links up with British racing to promote responsible drinking at racecourses

Published:  31 July, 2014

Drinkaware has linked up with the Racecourse Association (RCA) to promote responsible drinking at major horse racing events across the country in a bid to address the growing problem of over drinking at some racing venues.


UK wine buyers to look more closely at alcohol levels, says Portman chief

Published:  11 July, 2014

UK wine buyers will start factoring alcohol content into their buying decisions on the back of a new Responsibility Deal pledge around lower alcohol house wines, says Portman Group chief Henry Ashworth. 


Calling all drinks businesses: share your Responsibility Deal successes

Published:  10 July, 2014

Following this week's public backing of the drinks industry by the government for the work it has done to comply with the Responsibility Deal, Harpers is now giving drinks businesses the chance to share and publicise the efforts they have made.


Government praises drinks industry's on Responsibility Deal as new pledges announced

Published:  08 July, 2014

The drinks industry has been roundly praised by the Home Office and Department of Health for the "real progress" it has made in tackling alcohol misuse via the Responsibility Deal.


Drinks trade on track to remove 1 billion units of alcohol

Published:  28 April, 2014

The drinks industry is on track to remove 1 billion units of alcohol from the market by the end of 2015, according to a report by the Department of Health.


Drinkaware's Derek Lewis to head up Community Alcohol Partnerships scheme

Published:  28 March, 2014

Derek Lewis, the former head of Drinkaware, has been appointed chair of the Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP)scheme as it hopes to ramp up its impact in troubled drinking areas of the UK.


WSTA refutes 'cosy relationship' between drinks industry and government

Published:  08 January, 2014

British consumers are drinking less and more responsibly says latest ONS figures

Published:  17 December, 2013

Increasing numbers of people in the UK are drinking less and more responsibly, according to a survey of the latest drinking trends released by the Office for National Statistics.


Pernod Ricard teams up with the AA for annual Christmas anti-drinking driving campaign

Published:  10 December, 2013

Pernod Ricard UK has once again teamed up with the AA, the national breakdown service, to launch an anti-drink driving campaign for the festive period with a particular focus on raising awareness about the dangers of driving the morning after drinking.


Scotch Whisky Association sets up £500,000 to help alcohol-related harm

Published:  10 December, 2013

The Scotch Whisky Association has launched a £500,000 action fund to tackle alcohol-related harm.


Alcohol consumption in Scotland falls by nearly 10%

Published:  10 December, 2013

Alcohol consumption in Scotland has fallen by 8% since 2009 with 18 to 24 year-olds young people increasingly looking to drink less, according to a new report.