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Spring budget sees increase in alcohol duty

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced in March that duty on alcohol will increase in line with inflation, a move we're warmly welcoming. Rates had previously been frozen since the Autumn Budget 2020. Mr Hunt also unveiled a surprise "Brexit pubs guarantee" that will keep the levy on beer and cider up to 11p lower than their shop-bought equivalents.

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Change: A Musical theatre concert for Alcohol Change UK!

Last month, Alicia Lambert, a musical theatre performer from Newcastle, held a fundraising concert in support of Alcohol Change UK. 

When Alicia's drinking was starting to spiral, she visited Alcohol Change UK's website and was able to see that there was help out there. As someone who is in recovery for addiction, Alicia wanted to help end the stigma of alcohol harm and to bring the community together. And what better way to do that through music? A huge thank you to Alicia for her amazing support. 

There are so many ways to fundraise for Alcohol Change UK to help create a world free from the harm caused by alcohol. Whether it is organising a concert, running a half-marathon or even jumping out of a plane, your support can help us change lives. 

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Run ASICS London 10K for Alcohol Awareness Week

Join us to take on the ASICS London 10k on Sunday 9 July to support Alcohol Change UK during Alcohol Awareness Week (AAW). The event falls on the final day of AAW so join us for an energetic celebration and ‘Wear it Orange’ for alcohol awareness! 

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Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice Training

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and techniques that make them feel confident to effectively engage with non-dependent alcohol misusing patients, who may not realise that they may be taking risks with their health.

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Alcohol news

Report on alcohol and intimate partner relationships published

A new report has been published by the Alcohol and Families Alliance, examining the experiences and needs of those affected by the drinking of an intimate partner and the negative effects drinking can have on a relationship. The report makes a series of recommendations, for local services, policy makers and researchers.

Demand for alcohol-free drinks is “soaring”

“Soaring” demand for no and low alcohol beer is now so strong that it is growing faster than any other beer type including trendy craft varieties, according to Tesco. The supermarket said that demand for no and low beer in its stores has rocketed by nearly 40 per cent in the last two years, and it recorded its highest ever Christmas week demand for no and low beer. Alcohol-free drinks have been shown to help some people cut down their alcohol consumption.

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Latest blogs

"I thought not drinking would leave me isolated. But sobriety gave me lifelong friends."

Michael Sargood aka @happywithoutthehooch, founder of Sober Socials in Southend, was craving company after the isolation of pandemic but found it difficult to know how to negotiate the world of sober socialising.

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Making space for people of colour and marginalised groups in the sober community

So much of recovery involves making connections and having support networks. This is difficult if you feel like an outsider. Yamsin Spark writes abouther experience of navigating sobriety as a person of colour.

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