IAS statement on World Heart Federation’s ‘no safe level of alcohol’ briefing

The health risks of alcohol were in the news again last week following the World Heart Federation (WHF) stating that: “Risks due to alcohol consumption increase for all the major cardiovascular diseases, including hypertensive heart disease, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation and flutter, and stroke. The widespread message for over 30 years from some researchers, the alcohol… Read more »

Alcohol & Human Rights – Sustainability Series Seminar 4

Wednesday, 02 March 2022 10:00 – 11:30 GMT Alcohol & Human Rights The last seminar in our four-part series will consider human rights and alcohol, including: Workers’ rights for alcohol industry employees in the developing world Industry practices in Africa Female promotional workers’ rights and their risk of sexual harassment and assault Gender and health… Read more »

IAS statement: Alcohol-specific deaths rise by 19% in UK in 2020

“Sadly, the news of an almost 19% rise in alcohol-specific deaths in the UK is unsurprising. Earlier this year data from England and Scotland already highlighted a similar increase in such deaths. Alcohol harm does not affect people equally, with men and those most deprived suffering the most in society. These deaths were predominantly among… Read more »

Alcohol industry sustainability commitments – Sustainability Series seminar 3

Wednesday, 12 January 2022 14:00 – 15:00 GMT Are alcohol industry sustainability commitments genuine or are they disingenuously used as CSR ploys? Join us for the third seminar in our sustainability series, which will explore the voluntary commitments on sustainability made by alcohol producers, examining pledges in the wider context of industry corporate social responsibility…. Read more »

We’re hiring! AHA & IAS Advocacy Support Officer

Job description 70 people are dying every day from alcohol across the UK – and the UK Government is not doing enough to stop this. Join our small but mighty team to help drive change and improve the lives of people affected by alcohol. We are looking for an Advocacy Support Officer to support our… Read more »

How did the Autumn 2021 Budget reform alcohol duty?

On 27 October the Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the Government’s Autumn 2021 budget, which saw a big change to alcohol duties: from 2023 alcohol will be taxed based on its strength, so the stronger the alcohol the higher the tax. However, as many have said, the devil is in the detail. So what is the… Read more »