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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.


Shocking new figures show North East drinking highest in country...

New figures released today (Tuesday, March 7) from Public Health England paint a bleak picture for the North East as almost one in three adults in the region are drinking at harmful...


MP backs calls to raise tax on cheap, strong cider

North Tyneside MP, Mary Glindon, is backing calls to increase duty on cheap high-strength white cider.


Balance Update: Calls for tax on 'pocket money booze'

Balance weekly policy update


Mum backs calls to raise tax on cheap white cider

North Tyneside mum Joanne Good lost her daughter Megan Craig-Wilkinson on January 1st 2014. Megan passed away after drinking super-strength white cider at a New Year party. Joanne is...


Balance Update: Call to raise tax on cheap cider

Balance weekly policy update