The Alcohol Alert is our monthly newsletter, covering the latest issues in UK alcohol policy. It comes with a podcast (links to the most recent episodes on the right hand side of the page) interviewing prominent figures in alcohol research, policy and practice, and is free to subscribe to via Substack. Below is our archive of editions dating back to 1997

September 2018

September 2018

This month, the Alcohol Health Alliance launches a postcard campaign to warn about dangers of cheap alcohol Read more »

August 2018

August 2018

This month, a news report finds that three out of every five Brits have experienced drunken behaviour on flights Read more »

July 2018

July 2018

This month, Caroline Flint MP urges government to put Families First at a parliamentary launch Read more »

June 2018

June 2018

This month, the Welsh Government follow Scotland’s lead and passes legislation to introduce MUP Read more »

May 2018

May 2018

This month, MUP finally lands on Scottish shores, to much fanfare and speculation Read more »

April 2018

April 2018

This month, a new report has found that raising alcohol taxes by 10% could boost GDP by £850 million and create an additional 17,000 jobs in the UK Read more »

March 2018

March 2018

This month, industry proposals to shift information and health warnings off alcoholic beverage labels incur the wrath of health and consumer campaigners Read more »

February 2018

February 2018

This month, campaigners join forces at the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Children of Alcoholics to demand an end to Parental Alcohol Misuse Read more »

January 2018

January 2018

This month, an Alcohol Health Alliance commissioned survey finds that only 16% people are aware of the weekly alcohol guidelines and only one in ten people know of the established links between alcohol and cancer Read more »

December 2017

December 2017

The Institute of Alcohol Studies has produced a round-up of the year’s highlights in UK alcohol policy Read more »