The self-regulation of alcohol sales and promotion has come under new criticism by a leading alcohol charity within the UK, which claims that current licensing laws at pubs and bars are failing to prevent alcohol abuse in the country.
A UK-based, industry-led social responsibility program for alcohol
advertising has been praised this week as a major initiative
against irresponsible drinking, despite continued scepticism over
its true effectiveness.
Two suggestions by the British government this week have prompted a
mixed reaction from the drinks industry there. Moves to relieve the
financial burden associated with the proposed introduction of tax
stamps were broadly welcomed,...
The British arm of brewing giant Interbrew will work alongside the
government to combat the problem of alcohol abuse, even though it
still remains unconvinced about the long-term effectiveness of the
government's Alcohol Harm...
The Wine and Spirit Association in the UK last week responded to
the interim report from the government body charged with
investigating means of tackling the growing problem of alcohol
abuse. While the report made no recommendations...