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12/11/2020

Cheap Alcohol Highlights Need for Duty Reform

New figures out this week highlight the need for an alcohol duty reform across England.

10/11/2020

Almost 400,000 in the North East are drinking more since Covid...

Nearly 400,000 people in the North East have been drinking more since Covid – with the majority at levels likely to put their health at risk.

15/09/2020

Soaring numbers drinking more

Balance has responded to alarming new figures out today (Tues 15 Sept) which suggest soaring numbers of people in England are drinking more during the pandemic.

14/09/2020

Balance calls on Government to address UK’s alcohol harm crisis...

Alcohol is inflicting long-lasting harm across all areas of society and family life, according to a group of cross-party Parliamentarians. The group of MPs, peers and health experts...

26/08/2020

New survey shows drinkers being kept in the dark

Drinkers are being kept in the dark about how to minimise the risks from alcohol as a major survey shows producers are failing to include basic health and calorie information on labels....

27/07/2020

Balance welcomes consultation on alcohol calorie labelling

Balance has welcomed an announcement by the Government to consult on calorie labelling on alcohol – and is calling on Ministers to give people more information on what is in their drinks....

13/07/2020

Warning to parents about teenagers’ summer drinking sessions

As lockdown eases and concerns rise about alcohol-related disorder and social distancing, Balance and partners are warning parents about the risks of teenagers and alcohol this summer....

01/07/2020

Balance warns of 4th July alcohol impact on emergency services...

Balance is today warning about the potential impact of alcohol on emergency services as pubs prepare to re-open from this weekend.

10/06/2020

Renewed calls for MUP in England as new Scottish data released...

The introduction of a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol in Scotland is working and should be introduced in England without delay, according the North East’s alcohol office, Balance....

27/05/2020

New study shows poor are more at risk of alcohol-related violence...

Balance and Police and Crime Commissioners have expressed concern at a major new report showing people in the poorest areas are more at risk of alcohol-related violence.