As we near the end of another COVID-filled year, we reflect on the progression, stagnation and regression in the world of alcohol research, policy and…
Alcohol Alert - November 2021Listen now (21 min) | Report highlights alcohol marketing harm to children; sobriety tags rolled out for offenders; politicians and NGOs call for…
Alcohol Alert - October 2021Listen now (25 min) | Budget sees big change to alcohol duty system; alcohol industry funded websites spread misinformation on cardiovascular risk; and…
Alcohol Alert - September 2021Listen now (26 min) | Alcohol marketing highly prevalent across 2020 Six Nations; serious injuries from drink-driving traffic collisions increase; and…
Alcohol Alert - August 2021Listen now (28 min) | Scotland sees highest alcohol deaths since 2008; LGA calls for public health aspect of licensing; Pernod Ricard's 'Dark Nudge…
Alcohol Alert - July 2021Listen now (23 min) | Public Health England releases shocking alcoholic liver disease statistics; alcohol-attributable cancer study and campaign; and…
Alcohol Alert – June 2021Listen now | IAS seminar on alcohol and sustainability, and delving into the financial incentives of alcohol control policies with the OECD.
Alcohol Alert – May 2021The Office for National Statistics released a report that shows there was a 20% increase in alcohol-specific deaths from 2019 to 2020...
Alcohol Alert – March 2021Spring Budget sees in new financial year with another blanket freeze on alcohol duties, while research finds availability of alcohol amplifies…
Alcohol Alert – February 2021Pubs pray for Easter resurrection, but government roadmap out of lockdown urges hospitality sector to wait a little longer for salvation, while new…
Alcohol Alert – January 2021The Westminster administration relies on its experiences of managing last year’s lockdowns to enforce a ban on takeaway alcohol in England in Lockdown…
As we reach the end of an exceptional year, we can reflect on the alcohol policy news that dominated the headlines.