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08/03/2017

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.

07/03/2017

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...

01/03/2017

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.

24/02/2017

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

Balance weekly policy update

23/02/2017

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...

17/02/2017

Balance Update: Call to raise tax on cheap cider

Balance weekly policy update

03/02/2017

Balance Update: LAAA will tackle alcohol related harms

Balance weekly policy update

03/02/2017

Raise tax on cheap, strong cider favoured by children

Ahead of the Budget, we are joining with health experts to call on the Chancellor to increase duty on the cheap, high-strength white cider often purchased by children and dependent...