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We are continually shaping the news agenda to keep people thinking about alcohol misuse – the problems, the causes and solutions and showing them how they can get involved and make a change.

20 July 2017

Pocket Money Prices for Alcohol continue 1 Year On

Just days before the UK Supreme Court hears a case to decide whether introducing a minimum unit price for alcohol is legal, a survey published today shows that cheap, strong alcohol continues to be sold for pocket money prices in the North East.


13 July 2017

The real price of alcohol: counting the cost in the North East

New figures released by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, reveal the estimated cost for alcohol harm to the North East, hitting front line public services and employers with a staggering bill of around 1.01bn in 2015/16.


08 March 2017

Balance reacts to the Budget

Responding to alcohol duty announcements in the Budget today, Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, comments.

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