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Disappointment as David Beckham signs up to promote whisky

Tuesday 08 April 2014

In response to the announcement that David Beckham will promote a whisky brand for Diageo, Emily Robinson, Deputy Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern said:

Ban on the sale of alcohol below cost of duty plus VAT

Friday 04 April 2014

Alcohol Concern responds to the introduction of the ban on the sale of alcohol below the cost of duty plus VAT. The ban comes in to effect on April 6 2014.

Budget 2014 ignores alcohol as a serious public health issue

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Alcohol Concern responds to the Budget 2014 which includes a duty freeze on spirits and most ciders as well as a 2% duty cut on general beer.

Young people aim to smash stereotypes at Youth Alcohol Summit

Friday 21 February 2014

Children and young people attending the Youth Alcohol Summit will today call on policy makers to see them as part of the solution to the alcohol problems the country is facing, not part of the problem.

Alcohol Concern response to Neknominate

Monday 17 February 2014

Dry January changing lives according to participants

Thursday 30 January 2014

Dry January has proven to be a life changing experience for many of those involved reports the charity behind the campaign, Alcohol Concern, as the dry month reaches its final day.

Drinkers urged to have a Dry January as thousands prepare to take on the month long booze free challenge

Tuesday 31 December 2013

Drinkers are being urged to start the New Year with a clear head and more money in their pocket by joining Alcohol Concern for Dry January 2014 and steering clear of booze for 31 days.

Demon Drink? Alcohol and Youth Offending in London

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Mentor and Alcohol Concern are recommending training for youth justice case workers in Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) interventions for young offenders who drink in risky ways.

Youth Alcohol Advertising Council claim latest victory in fight against irresponsible alcohol advertising

Wednesday 04 December 2013

Alcohol Concern responds to the decision by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Britain is losing the fight against alcohol related liver disease

Monday 18 November 2013

That will be the message from Britain’s leading alcohol experts at Alcohol Concern’s Annual Alcohol Conference “Conversations about Alcohol” this Tuesday.

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