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

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 »

February 2017

February 2017

In this month’s issue, A grieving mother leads calls for an increase in duty on cheap, high-strength alcohol at a parliamentary event held ahead of the upcoming Spring Budget Read more »

January 2017

January 2017

In this month’s issue, Alcohol marketing rules are “failing to protect our youth”, according to the supplement of a special edition of the Addiction journal Read more »

December 2016

December 2016

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

November 2016

November 2016

In this month’s issue, Scotland wins the European Award for Reducing Alcohol Harm, and Cancer Research UK estimate the prevalence of 135,000 alcohol-related cancer deaths by 2035 Read more »

October 2016

October 2016

In this month’s issue, the Scottish Court of Session rules that minimum unit pricing is legal – again Read more »

September 2016

September 2016

In this month’s issue, data from the new British Beer & Pub Association Statistical Handbook show that off-licence beer sales have overtaken pubs and clubs for the first time Read more »