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06/12/2017

Are we teaching our children to drink?

What’s the right thing to do as a parent when it comes to alcohol? That is one of the issues being examined at a major conference in the North exploring the impact of alcohol in childhood....

22/11/2017

Balance responds to the Autumn Budget 2017

Responding to the announcements made on alcohol in the budget today, Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “This budget is a missed opportunity for the government to tackle cheap...

15/11/2017

Balance calls on Government to follow Scotland on MUP

Balance today called on the Westminster Government to follow Scotland and end the supply of cheap alcohol which is harming health, fuelling disorder, and damaging the pub trade.

02/11/2017

New figures reveal the extent of childhood drinking

Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, is calling for more to be done to protect young people from the harms of alcohol as new figures released today (Thursday 2 November) reveal an...

23/10/2017

Welsh Government plans to introduce minimum unit pricing

Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, has welcomed news of the Welsh Government’s move to introduce a bill for a minimum unit price in Wales.

07/10/2017

Balance Update: Breathalyser blowing strong after 50 years

Balance weekly policy update