‘Early Days” For Licensing Act 2003 Warns Institute of Alcohol Studies

‘Early Days” For Licensing Act 2003 Warns Institute of Alcohol Studies The Licensing Act 2003, came into force one year ago today. A much contested and controversial legislation, the Act transferred responsibilities for licensing from the Magistrates Court to Local Authorities, in order to allow, in principle, a more comprehensive, localised approach to the issues… Read more »

UK in ‘premier league’ for binge-drinking, says landmark European report

UK in ‘premier league’ for binge-drinking, says landmark European report

UK in ‘premier league’ for binge-drinking, says landmark European report UK adults and adolescents are among the top binge-drinkers in Europe, according to the first-ever comprehensive EU-wide report on alcohol released this Thursday.   The report, funded by the European Commission and written by the UK-based Institute of Alcohol Studies, shows that: The UK are one… Read more »

“Violence down amid pub law change”

“Violence down amid pub law change” Violent crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales fell by 11% at the end of last year, despite longer pub opening hours coming in, figures show. Read the full BBC NEWS Story. Institute of Alcohol Studies Response The carefully selected crime statistics released by the Home Office… Read more »

Institute of Alcohol Studies says binge drinking blitz is only sticking plaster

Institute of Alcohol Studies says binge drinking blitz is only sticking plaster DeHavilland Report – News Comment Summary The Institute of Alcohol Studies today described the Home Office’s Christmas binge drinking crackdown as ‘a sticking plaster’ solution from a government that had failed to prevent the nation’s city centres from becoming a ‘battlefield’. IAS director… Read more »

The national alcohol strategy in the hands of the drink industry

The national alcohol strategy in the hands of the drink industry The long-delayed national alcohol policy will be dictated by the drink industry. This is the accusation levelled at the Government by the Institute of Alcohol Studies. In the edition of Alert No 2 2002 published today the IAS says that responsibility for the strategy… Read more »