CODES + ADVICE
The Code of Practice for the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks was first published in 1996. In 2021, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Code. The Code seeks to ensure that alcohol is promoted in a socially responsible way, only to those aged 18 and over, and in a way that does not appeal particularly to those who are vulnerable. The Code has helped create an industry that works effectively within the context of a self-regulatory model, while encouraging design, innovation and creativity. This has been done in an effective, responsive and inexpensive way.
- Inexpensively – the 15 leading members of the industry are currently funding the model for all to be protected at no cost to the public purse;
- Responsively – there have been five updates to the Code over 25 years responding to changes in public attitudes and expanding its reach; all without recourse to Government or Parliamentary time;
- Effectively – over 170 products have been amended or removed from the market. Many hundreds more have been helped to adhere to the Code before appearing on shelves through the support of the Advisory Service.
Each month we released a blog from the regulatory team, providing more insight, advice and transparency to the process – find them here.
We also looked back on 25 decisions over 25 years via Twitter.
17 February 2021
Supporting Communities Blog Series – Introduction
26 January 2021
Regulating Through Change
26 January 2021
Regulating Through Change 2018 – 2020
20 January 2021
Complaint against ‘Colorado High’, the first CBD infused product to be considered by the alcohol sector’s Independent Complaints Panel, is upheld
14 January 2021
Regulatory Report 2018 – 2020
21 May 2020
Alcohol industry continues to step up to help tackle COVID-19 and support local communities