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#freeze4beer – keeping the pressure on

26/02/14


It’s just over three weeks until Budget 2014. The BBPA team has been busy campaigning, and providing members with campaign tools. With 900,000 working in our industry, we can make a real difference in our call for a duty freeze.

National Pubwatch conference – partnership in action

21/02/14


The 11th National Pubwatch conference was held this week at the Palace Hotel, Manchester. Well attended by licensees, police, local authorities and others with an interest in the trade, the title of the conference was ‘protect and promote your Pubwatch through partnership working’ and a variety of speakers expounded on this theme.

Recovering from the personal effects of Flooding

19/02/14


Since the severe weather hit the UK at the turn of 2014 we responded quickly by putting together a useful factsheet that provides practical, step-by-step guidance on what to do if your pub has been affected by floodwater. We have also contacted relevant trade press to raise awareness of how the Support and Care team at the Licensed Trade Charity are here to help. To-date we have received several calls from people in need of help from across the South of England, including Cornwall, Southampton and as far down as Kent.

WBA Reception

14/02/14


Brewers throughout the world take a very serious approach to social responsibility and in particular in their continuing efforts to reduce the harmful use of alcohol. Debate surrounding the effects of alcohol consumption rages continuously. However, despite a growing weight of scientific evidence suggesting that the moderate consumption of alcohol does indeed carry significant, net benefit in terms of reducing overall mortality risk, the latest WHO report on cancer risk ignores this research, claiming that all alcohol consumption is harmful.

A GREAT Week to grow UK beer exports in South Korea

07/02/14


There has been a steady increase in UK beer exports over the last two decades. As beer consumption declines steadily in the United Kingdom, producers are increasingly turning to exports as a source of growth. In the next five years, exports are expected to increase by 6.2% per annum to account for 7.3% of industry revenue. UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) are eager to nurture and foster this through the [Food and Drink Action plan] (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-food-and-drink-companies-set-for-export-success) and forthcoming GREAT Week South Korea, an outward trade mission to Seoul (31st March – 4th April).