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28 Feb 2020

Alcohol Strategy - Latest Government Announcement

Following a question raised by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe in the House of Lords regarding effective strategies for dealing with alcohol abuse during the course of 2020, the government via the Minister of State for the Home Office has said that the...

13 Feb 2020

Government Confirm Pub Hours extended to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

We previously reported the possibility of extended hours to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day this year.Past national occasions where the government has extended licensing hours have included the Royal Wedding in 2018, the Queen’s 90th b...

29 Jan 2020

Evaluating the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland

A new study has just been published which looks at the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol that came into effect in Scotland in 2018. It provides a descriptive analysis of the impact of MUP on the volume of pure alcohol sold in the of...

24 Jan 2020

Penalty for being drunk while in charge of child.

Today’s National press reported on a decision  taken by a manager at a leading National pub chain  to put a poster up in the venue  which has attracted a lot of attention.The manager in question placed a notice in their prem...

14 Jan 2020

Drinkaware Nightlife Crew expands to Essex

In November 2019, Drinkaware (an independent alcohol education charity) relaunched its Drinkaware Crew scheme with a new name - Nightlife Crew.The first local areas to sign up for Nightlife Crew were Hackney and Cardiff and it has just been repo...

13 Jan 2020

Commission on Alcohol Harm

Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA), which is a group of 50 non-governmental organisations who work in cooperation to promote evidence-based policies to reduce the harm caused by alcohol have announced their support for a new Commission on Alcohol Ha...