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

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 »

November 2017

This month, the Scottish Government wins its five-and-a-half year court case over Minimum Unit Pricing and signs the policy into law while the UK Government freezes alcohol duty and delays implementation of a higher duty band for white cider Read more »

October 2017

October 2017

This month, Low-level parental drinking can leave children feeling worried, according to the findings from our ‘Like sugar for adults‘ report Read more »

September 2017

September 2017

This month, Pubs call for action on cheap supermarket alcohol, according to the findings from our ‘Pubs Quizzed‘ report Read more »

August 2017

August 2017

This month, low cost airline Ryanair leads calls for restrictions on drinking alcohol to be applied to flights Read more »

July 2017

July 2017

This month’s issue sees the Scottish Government go to the UK Supreme Court in the latest episode of a long-running battle against the Scotch Whisky Association over the legality of its minimum unit pricing legislation Read more »

June 2017

June 2017

This month’s issue focuses on this year’s Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, held in Sheffield Read more »

May 2017

May 2017

In this month’s issue, a new alcohol availability report compares the alcohol policies of Australian and UK licensing authorities Read more »

April 2017

April 2017

In this month’s issue, a new alcohol marketing report suspects foul play during Euro 2016 in France Read more »

March 2017

In this month’s issue, The Treasury opens consultation on having a new tax band for white cider Read more »