You will find any publication or article relating to all areas of the pub and brewing industry in this area. Please choose one of the sections to the left to find the publication of your choice:

Top Ten

HMRC Due Diligence Condition and Guidance


HMRC has announced that from 1 November 2014 it will be a condition of excise registration / approval to undertake reasonable and effective due diligence when entering trading relationships in the alcohol supply-chain.

Cost guide for tenants and lessees 2016


This information is provided to help those wishing to take on a tenanted or leased pub business be as well informed as possible about the costs involved in running a pub.

Euro 2016 - guidance for pubs


Guidance for pubs during the 2016 European Championships.

Managing Safety in Pubs


The BBPA's Managing Safety Pubs - a guide to assessing the risk of violence in individual licensed premises, based on existing good practice.

Pub Governing Body - third audit report


The Pub Governing Body has published its third annual audit of pub companies holding in excess of 100 pub leasehold agreements in England and Wales.

Alternatives to the Late Night Levy: A BBPA/CAMRA report


The aim of the attached guide is to outline the issues that late night levies cause the pub sector, the wider late-night economy and consumers. It also seeks to encourage those considering introducing this tax to explore the wide range of partnership options already in place and consider these as more effective alternatives to the levy.

Auto-enrolment pensions - guidance


The BBPA has developed guidance on auto-enrolment pensions for medium and small brewers and pub operators.

Challenge 21


For many years, the British Beer & Pub Association's Challenge 21 scheme has been raising awareness among publicans and their staff of the need to be vigilant in preventing underage sales.

Manual Handling Guidance


In the brewing and pub sector manual handling of full, part-full or empty casks and kegs, gas cylinders, boxes and cases presents a risk of injury.

Pub Independent Rent Review Scheme


The Pub Independent Rent Review Scheme (PIRRS) is a cost-effective rent review scheme to which tenants/lessees can appeal in circumstances where there is an unresolved dispute in a rent review.

BBPA Licensee Checklist - Allergens


The information below is designed to inform licensees on the requirement to declare allergens in non-prepacked food (which includes draught beer and other drinks).

Pub Governing Body - Report of Board Meetings


Report of Pub Governing Body board meetings.

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme


HMRC have published a briefing pack for businesses affected by the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme.

Responsibility and Partnerships


BBPA engagement with partners to promote responsibility

PGB audit of pub operating companies


The PGB audit report of pub companies with 100 or more leases, under the terms of the IFC version 6.

Alcohol Consumption data


BBPA publishes UK alcohol consumption that is widely accepted and used, including by Government sources and the health sector.

Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service


The Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service (PICA-Service) offers an accessible, independent, low cost dispute resolution service, to the licensed industry.

Alcohol policy

BBPA Responsibility Statement


The BBPA is fully committed to a responsible drinking culture in the UK and proactively working with all parties to help achieve this.


Responsibility and Partnerships


BBPA engagement with partners to promote responsibility


Alcohol Consumption data


BBPA publishes UK alcohol consumption that is widely accepted and used, including by Government sources and the health sector.


Alcohol Trends document


The BBPA has worked with the Portman Group, Wine & Spirits Trade Association, Scotch Whisky Association and National Association of Cider Makers to produce a document to provide members and stakeholders with a single point of reference on data from across the UK covering alcohol consumption, underage issues, health harms and crime.


Beer Duty

Oxford Economics: Local Impact of the Beer and Pub Sector 2010/11


A new report commissioned by the BBPA and published by Oxford Economics.


Grain to Glass


From barley and hops in the field, to the glass of beer in your local pub, the chain of industries behind this unique British product has a major impact on economic and social life in rural Britain.


BBPA submission to Treasury alcohol taxation review


The BBPA submitted a report to HM Treasury as part of its review into alcohol taxation. This review made the case for beer and challenged assumptions made about the brewing sector.


The UK Quarterly Beer Barometer


The UK Quarterly Beer Barometer contains the most comprehensive set of data on beer trends in Britain.


Beer Duty Guidelines


The aim of the BBPA beer duty guidelines is to provide consistent advice to brewers and packers about what controls and records are required in order to comply fully with Regulations and HMRC requirements. HMRC Notice 226 sets out the main features of the beer duty system, and specifies official requirements only when they are necessary for revenue protection. In many instances it will be for brewers and packers themselves to determine how to meet their legal obligations.


Brewing green/Our commitment towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer


Brewing Green/Our commitments towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer is a landmark document which both outlines progress made and sets new challenges for Britain's brewers in the future.


Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS)


EMCS is an electronic system that captures and processes AAD information in respect of all EU movements of excise goods in duty suspension.


Local impact of the beer and pub sector


Oxford Economics were commissioned in November 2010 by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) to estimate the local impact of the beer and pub trade. The local estimates have been provided in an accompanying spreadsheet model. This report and executive summary set out some of the key findings at a national and regional level.


'Proud of beer' video warns of the damage of tax increase


A video championing the 'Proud of Beer' message has warned of the dangers of increasing beer duty at the forthcoming Budget.


BBPA Budget Submission 2011


The BBPA's annual submission to the Treasury in advance of the Budget 2011, can be found here.


Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme


HMRC have published a briefing pack for businesses affected by the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme.


Brewing

HMRC Due Diligence Condition and Guidance


HMRC has announced that from 1 November 2014 it will be a condition of excise registration / approval to undertake reasonable and effective due diligence when entering trading relationships in the alcohol supply-chain.


Brewing Green 2013


The UK brewing sector has met its 2020 carbon emissions target eight years early and is on track to achieve its 2020 target for improved water efficiency. The impressive figures are revealed in Brewing Green 2013, a new report published by the BBPA. The sector is also making significant progress in reducing excess packaging and waste.


BBPA Guidance: Duty to Manage Asbestos in Licensed Premises


The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (CAR) includes an explicit duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises.


Beer Duty Guidelines


The aim of the BBPA beer duty guidelines is to provide consistent advice to brewers and packers about what controls and records are required in order to comply fully with Regulations and HMRC requirements. HMRC Notice 226 sets out the main features of the beer duty system, and specifies official requirements only when they are necessary for revenue protection. In many instances it will be for brewers and packers themselves to determine how to meet their legal obligations.


Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS)


EMCS is an electronic system that captures and processes AAD information in respect of all EU movements of excise goods in duty suspension.


Code of Practice for Electrical Safety in Beer Dispense


The purpose of this Code is to give guidance to all stakeholders involved with electrical equipment used for the storage and dispensing of draught beer in licensed premises.


Excise Information Sheet (14) 02


HMRC Excise Information Sheet


Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme


HMRC have published a briefing pack for businesses affected by the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme.


Business rates

Help our Better Rates for Pubs campaign


The Better Rates for Pubs campaign aims to ease the burden of business rates for pubs. The campaign is jointly supported by leading organisations in the beer and pub sector; the BBPA, CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), FLVA Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations), BFBI (Brewing Food & Beverages Suppliers Association) and BISL (Business in Sport and Leisure).


A Licensee's Guide to Challenging Business Rates


When and how Licensees can challenge business rates


Community

Pubwatch


Pubwatch is the licensed trade's equivalent of Neighbourhood Watch. Pubwatch schemes have been in existence throughout the UK for over 40 years and range in size from over 200 premises in cities to small rural schemes with as little as 5 premises involved.


Best Bar None


BBN is a national award scheme supported by the Home Office and aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises. It was piloted in Manchester in 2003 and found to improve standards in the night time economy, with premises now competing to participate. It has since been adopted by 100 towns and cities across the UK and is now being taken up internationally.


The PASS Scheme


PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)is the UK's national guarantee scheme for proof-of-age cards which is backed by the Government and supported by authoritative organisations, including the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Trading Standards Institute (TSI). The scheme is also supported by the main Trade Associations connected with those selling age-restricted products.


Flood support for pubs


If you are a licensee of a pub that has been damaged by the floodwater, the following information may help:


Grain to Glass


From barley and hops in the field, to the glass of beer in your local pub, the chain of industries behind this unique British product has a major impact on economic and social life in rural Britain.


Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)


A BID (Business Improvement District) is a locally funded scheme to introduce real improvements to a business area and its local community


Mary Portas Independent Review of the High Street


Mary Portas, the leading retail market consultant, was appointed to lead an independent review into the future of the high street. The report has now been published.


Pub is the Hub


Pub is the Hub is a voluntary initiative that encourages pub owners, licensees and the community to work together to provide much needed local services.


Accessibility in Pubs


BBPA guidance on accessibility


Brewing green/Our commitment towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer


Brewing Green/Our commitments towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer is a landmark document which both outlines progress made and sets new challenges for Britain's brewers in the future.


Local impact of the beer and pub sector


Oxford Economics were commissioned in November 2010 by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) to estimate the local impact of the beer and pub trade. The local estimates have been provided in an accompanying spreadsheet model. This report and executive summary set out some of the key findings at a national and regional level.


Responsibility and Partnerships


BBPA engagement with partners to promote responsibility


Purple Flag


Purple Flag Accreditation Scheme information


Street Pastors


An overview of Street Pastors in the night-time economy


Corporate Social Responsibility

Customer Unit Awareness Campaign


A campaign from BBPA and Drinkaware – downloads available here


Brewing Green 2013


The UK brewing sector has met its 2020 carbon emissions target eight years early and is on track to achieve its 2020 target for improved water efficiency. The impressive figures are revealed in Brewing Green 2013, a new report published by the BBPA. The sector is also making significant progress in reducing excess packaging and waste.


Managing Safety in Pubs


The BBPA's Managing Safety Pubs - a guide to assessing the risk of violence in individual licensed premises, based on existing good practice.


Pubwatch


Pubwatch is the licensed trade's equivalent of Neighbourhood Watch. Pubwatch schemes have been in existence throughout the UK for over 40 years and range in size from over 200 premises in cities to small rural schemes with as little as 5 premises involved.


Challenge 21


For many years, the British Beer & Pub Association's Challenge 21 scheme has been raising awareness among publicans and their staff of the need to be vigilant in preventing underage sales.


The PASS Scheme


PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)is the UK's national guarantee scheme for proof-of-age cards which is backed by the Government and supported by authoritative organisations, including the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Trading Standards Institute (TSI). The scheme is also supported by the main Trade Associations connected with those selling age-restricted products.


Best Bar None


BBN is a national award scheme supported by the Home Office and aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises. It was piloted in Manchester in 2003 and found to improve standards in the night time economy, with premises now competing to participate. It has since been adopted by 100 towns and cities across the UK and is now being taken up internationally.


Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)


A BID (Business Improvement District) is a locally funded scheme to introduce real improvements to a business area and its local community


Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)


The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) are a Government funded body which coordinates waste reduction in the UK. Waste policy officially comes under the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).


Accessibility in Pubs


BBPA guidance on accessibility


Leading the industry


Whether it is providing information to customers, investing in staff training in pubs, working directly with schools, charities and health providers, or providing funding to other organisations that promote responsible drinking, the industry is on the front foot when it comes to tackling alcohol harm.


BBPA Responsibility Statement


The BBPA is fully committed to a responsible drinking culture in the UK and proactively working with all parties to help achieve this.


Licensed Trade Charity


The drinks trade’s own charity providing support & care for those facing tough times, who have worked in the industry.


Brewing Green 2011


The first update to the UK brewing industry's commitment to mitigate their impact on the environment.


‘Make Pass the Standard’ Campaign


The Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) is calling on BBPA member companies to sign up to the ‘Retail Partners’ Commitment to Action’ to support the campaign to make PASS accredited Proof of Age Cards the norm especially within the late night sector where there is evidence that cards are being refused by door supervisors.


Drinkaware


Drinkaware is an independent UK-wide, public-facing body with the objective of positively changing public behaviour and the national drinking culture to help reduce alcohol misuse and minimise alcohol-related harm.


Pubs: Taking Action on Waste


Waste is a key issue for pubs. Food waste represents a cost to the Pub Sector alone of £357 million each year including food procurement, labour, utilities and waste management costs, or £2,100 per tonne.


Funding for medical research


The BBPA made a significant contribution to the setting up of the Alcohol Education and Research Council (AERC).


Global social responsibility initiatives


Brewers play a leading role in and commit significant financial investment to a range of social responsibility initiatives.


Self-Regulation of commercial communications


The system of advertising regulation governing alcoholic drinks in the UK combines both statutory regulation and self-regulation which is strictly adhered to.


Chief Medical Officer lower-risk drinking guidelines


In 1994 an Inter-Departmental working group reviewed the Government's sensible drinking message in the light of the latest scientific evidence. The findings were published in a report called 'Sensible Drinking' in 1995.


Responsibility and Partnerships


BBPA engagement with partners to promote responsibility


Street Pastors


An overview of Street Pastors in the night-time economy


Purple Flag


Purple Flag Accreditation Scheme information


Culture & Tourism

Visit England Award Winners


The Visit England Awards for excellence were held in Manchester. The BBPA sponsored the first Tourism Pub of the Year Award.


Grain to Glass


From barley and hops in the field, to the glass of beer in your local pub, the chain of industries behind this unique British product has a major impact on economic and social life in rural Britain.


Mary Portas Independent Review of the High Street


Mary Portas, the leading retail market consultant, was appointed to lead an independent review into the future of the high street. The report has now been published.


Pub is the Hub


Pub is the Hub is a voluntary initiative that encourages pub owners, licensees and the community to work together to provide much needed local services.


Accessibility in Pubs


BBPA guidance on accessibility


National Planning Policy


The pub and brewing industry has great potential for growth and planning policy can play a crucial role either in stifling or fostering that growth.


Incidental Music in Pubs


Leaflet for musicians and the trade setting out the various options for small scale live music in licensed premises.


Beer, the natural choice?


Recent headlines would have us believe that red wine drinkers enjoy good health, while those who choose beer are at risk of exactly the opposite. However a closer look at the nutritional content of beer tells a very different story. Beer, when drunk in moderation is one of the healthiest alcoholic drinks around, known down the ages as 'liquid bread'.


Local impact of the beer and pub sector


Oxford Economics were commissioned in November 2010 by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) to estimate the local impact of the beer and pub trade. The local estimates have been provided in an accompanying spreadsheet model. This report and executive summary set out some of the key findings at a national and regional level.


The perfect match


Beer and brewers sponsorship of sporting events


Accommodation guidance for licensees


Tips for licensees on developing an accommodation offer in their pub.


Duty Fraud

HMRC Due Diligence Condition and Guidance


HMRC has announced that from 1 November 2014 it will be a condition of excise registration / approval to undertake reasonable and effective due diligence when entering trading relationships in the alcohol supply-chain.


Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme


HMRC have published a briefing pack for businesses affected by the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme.


Employment

Auto-enrolment pensions - guidance


The BBPA has developed guidance on auto-enrolment pensions for medium and small brewers and pub operators.


Grain to Glass


From barley and hops in the field, to the glass of beer in your local pub, the chain of industries behind this unique British product has a major impact on economic and social life in rural Britain.


Mary Portas Independent Review of the High Street


Mary Portas, the leading retail market consultant, was appointed to lead an independent review into the future of the high street. The report has now been published.


Training and Qualifications


The British Institute of Inkeeping's awarding body, BIIAB, offers a wide range of qualifications specific to the licensed retail sector.


Code of Practice on Tips


The British Hospitality Association has issued a Code of Practice on discretionary service charges and tips.


Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005


The Control of Noise at Work Regulations apply to the pub sector and should be taken into account to minimise the effect of noise on pub staff.


The Working Time Directive


Provisions of The Working Time Regulations and provisions concerning working time in the Directive on the protection of young people at work (The Young Workers Directive).


Looking for Career in Hospitality?


Springboard UK promotes careers in hospitality, leisure, tourism and travel to a range of potential recruits and influencers through a network of centres across the UK.


National Planning Policy


The pub and brewing industry has great potential for growth and planning policy can play a crucial role either in stifling or fostering that growth.


Brewing green/Our commitment towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer


Brewing Green/Our commitments towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer is a landmark document which both outlines progress made and sets new challenges for Britain's brewers in the future.


Local impact of the beer and pub sector


Oxford Economics were commissioned in November 2010 by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) to estimate the local impact of the beer and pub trade. The local estimates have been provided in an accompanying spreadsheet model. This report and executive summary set out some of the key findings at a national and regional level.


Health & Safety for Migrant Workers


With increasing concern for the health & safety of migrant workers from the Government the Health & Safety Executive launched a website which provides information for workers and employers.


National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage


Information and guidance on the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage for employers.


Apprenticeship Levy 2016 update


An update on the progress of the new apprenticeship levy.


HMRC Tax and Business Expenses Guidance


The HMRC has produced two free online guides for the self-employed.


EMROs/Late Night Levy

Alternatives to the Late Night Levy: A BBPA/CAMRA report


The aim of the attached guide is to outline the issues that late night levies cause the pub sector, the wider late-night economy and consumers. It also seeks to encourage those considering introducing this tax to explore the wide range of partnership options already in place and consider these as more effective alternatives to the levy.


Euro 2016 - guidance for pubs


Guidance for pubs during the 2016 European Championships.


BBPA response to Late Night Levy and Early Morning Restriction Orders


The BBPA has submitted its response to the Government Consulation on Late Night Levys and Early Morning Restriction Orders.


City of London - late night levy


BBPA response to the City of London's late night levy consultation.


Environment

Brewing Green 2013


The UK brewing sector has met its 2020 carbon emissions target eight years early and is on track to achieve its 2020 target for improved water efficiency. The impressive figures are revealed in Brewing Green 2013, a new report published by the BBPA. The sector is also making significant progress in reducing excess packaging and waste.


Grain to Glass


From barley and hops in the field, to the glass of beer in your local pub, the chain of industries behind this unique British product has a major impact on economic and social life in rural Britain.


Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)


The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) are a Government funded body which coordinates waste reduction in the UK. Waste policy officially comes under the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).


Energy Performance Certificates


Energy performance certificates (EPCs) promote the improvement of the energy performance of buildings and form part of the final implementation in England and Wales of the European Directive 2002/91/EC on the Energy Performance of Buildings.


BBPA Guidance: Duty to Manage Asbestos in Licensed Premises


The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (CAR) includes an explicit duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises.


National Planning Policy


The pub and brewing industry has great potential for growth and planning policy can play a crucial role either in stifling or fostering that growth.


Brewing Green 2011


The first update to the UK brewing industry's commitment to mitigate their impact on the environment.


Beer, the natural choice?


Recent headlines would have us believe that red wine drinkers enjoy good health, while those who choose beer are at risk of exactly the opposite. However a closer look at the nutritional content of beer tells a very different story. Beer, when drunk in moderation is one of the healthiest alcoholic drinks around, known down the ages as 'liquid bread'.


Brewing green/Our commitment towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer


Brewing Green/Our commitments towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer is a landmark document which both outlines progress made and sets new challenges for Britain's brewers in the future.


Container Management Background


Almost 50% of UK beer production is sold in kegs or casks which, when empty, are returned to the brewery for re-filling. The average life-span of a draught beer container is 15 years. Thus, the industry enjoys one of the most environmentally-friendly means of transporting beer to the consumer. Kegs and casks are returnable assets and form an integral part of the beer dispense system. A number of initiatives have been put in place to ensure containers (which may have been misappropriated) are recovered and returned to their owners. (See www.kegwatch.co.uk).


Looking after your kegs and casks


Missing Kegs and casks cost our industry £50 million each year.


Climate Change Agreements


Guidance on Climate Change Agreements


Energy - reducing costs for pubs


A note on reducing energy costs in pubs.


Food

Salt information leaflet for Caterers


The BBPA & BHA Salt information leaflet for caterers is available to download.


Food Standards Agency Guidance


On 16 January 2008 the Food Standards Agency published guidance on the provision of allergen information for foods sold non prepacked. The guidance is aimed at both caterers and retailers selling foods loose and gives practical advice on how to manage allergy issues and best practice in dealing with allergy requests.


Pubs: Taking Action on Waste


Waste is a key issue for pubs. Food waste represents a cost to the Pub Sector alone of £357 million each year including food procurement, labour, utilities and waste management costs, or £2,100 per tonne.


BBPA Licensee Checklist - Allergens


The information below is designed to inform licensees on the requirement to declare allergens in non-prepacked food (which includes draught beer and other drinks).


Alcoholic Ingredients Relief: BBPA briefing note for pubs


Food retailers may be able to reclaim duty paid on alcohol products used in their food.


Nutritional Guidance for Licensees


Guidance for licensees whose pub businesses include the provision of food to the public.


Gaming

Machine Games Duty - Guidance for Pub Operators


BBPA Guidance on Machine Games Duty.


BBPA Code of Practice on Gaming Machines


The BBPA has updated its code of practice on responsible operation of gaming machines.


General

Brewing Green 2013


The UK brewing sector has met its 2020 carbon emissions target eight years early and is on track to achieve its 2020 target for improved water efficiency. The impressive figures are revealed in Brewing Green 2013, a new report published by the BBPA. The sector is also making significant progress in reducing excess packaging and waste.


Grain to Glass


From barley and hops in the field, to the glass of beer in your local pub, the chain of industries behind this unique British product has a major impact on economic and social life in rural Britain.


Oxford Economics: Local Impact of the Beer and Pub Sector 2010/11


A new report commissioned by the BBPA and published by Oxford Economics.


Brewing green/Our commitment towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer


Brewing Green/Our commitments towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer is a landmark document which both outlines progress made and sets new challenges for Britain's brewers in the future.


Local impact of the beer and pub sector


Oxford Economics were commissioned in November 2010 by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) to estimate the local impact of the beer and pub trade. The local estimates have been provided in an accompanying spreadsheet model. This report and executive summary set out some of the key findings at a national and regional level.


Health & Safety

Guidance on flood damage in pubs


This document gives advice for the clean-up of pub cellars and equipment following contamination with flood water.


Terrorism Guidance for Pubs


The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has produced guidance Security Advice for Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs.


Industry Framework Code

Cost guide for tenants and lessees 2016


This information is provided to help those wishing to take on a tenanted or leased pub business be as well informed as possible about the costs involved in running a pub.


Pub Governing Body - third audit report


The Pub Governing Body has published its third annual audit of pub companies holding in excess of 100 pub leasehold agreements in England and Wales.


Pub Independent Rent Review Scheme


The Pub Independent Rent Review Scheme (PIRRS) is a cost-effective rent review scheme to which tenants/lessees can appeal in circumstances where there is an unresolved dispute in a rent review.


Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service


The Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service (PICA-Service) offers an accessible, independent, low cost dispute resolution service, to the licensed industry.


Pub Governing Body - Report of Board Meetings


Report of Pub Governing Body board meetings.


PGB audit of pub operating companies


The PGB audit report of pub companies with 100 or more leases, under the terms of the IFC version 6.


Licensing

World Cup licensing hours - BBPA Response


BBPA response to the World Cup licensing hours consultation.


World Cup 2014


New guidance ensures pubs will be the real winners of Brazil 2014


Euro 2016 - guidance for pubs


Guidance for pubs during the 2016 European Championships.


Responsibility and Partnerships


BBPA engagement with partners to promote responsibility


City of London - late night levy


BBPA response to the City of London's late night levy consultation.


Restrictive Covenants


British Beer & Pub Association information note on the use of Restrictive Covenants in the pub sector.


Machine Games Duty

Machine Games Duty - Guidance for Pub Operators


BBPA Guidance on Machine Games Duty.


Property & Planning

Restrictive Covenants


British Beer & Pub Association information note on the use of Restrictive Covenants in the pub sector.


Pubs

Guidance on flood damage in pubs


This document gives advice for the clean-up of pub cellars and equipment following contamination with flood water.


Managing Safety in Pubs


The BBPA's Managing Safety Pubs - a guide to assessing the risk of violence in individual licensed premises, based on existing good practice.


Cost guide for tenants and lessees 2016


This information is provided to help those wishing to take on a tenanted or leased pub business be as well informed as possible about the costs involved in running a pub.


Euro 2016 - guidance for pubs


Guidance for pubs during the 2016 European Championships.


Auto-enrolment pensions - guidance


The BBPA has developed guidance on auto-enrolment pensions for medium and small brewers and pub operators.


Starting a Small Business - HMRC Guidance


HMRC provides a number of tools aimed at those staring small businesses, including pubs, designed to help with taking on employees, VAT registration and incorporation.


Challenge 21


For many years, the British Beer & Pub Association's Challenge 21 scheme has been raising awareness among publicans and their staff of the need to be vigilant in preventing underage sales.


Flood support for pubs


If you are a licensee of a pub that has been damaged by the floodwater, the following information may help:


Code of Practice on Tips


The British Hospitality Association has issued a Code of Practice on discretionary service charges and tips.


Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005


The Control of Noise at Work Regulations apply to the pub sector and should be taken into account to minimise the effect of noise on pub staff.


Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)


The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) are a Government funded body which coordinates waste reduction in the UK. Waste policy officially comes under the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).


Machine Games Duty - Guidance for Pub Operators


BBPA Guidance on Machine Games Duty.


The Working Time Directive


Provisions of The Working Time Regulations and provisions concerning working time in the Directive on the protection of young people at work (The Young Workers Directive).


The Structure of the Pub Sector


Overview - the structure of the pub sector.


Accessibility in Pubs


BBPA guidance on accessibility


BBPA Guidance: Duty to Manage Asbestos in Licensed Premises


The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (CAR) includes an explicit duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises.


Gambling Act 2005


Briefing Note for pubs on the Gambling Act 2005.


BBPA Guidance on Licensed Property Noise Control


This guidance document gives advice on managing noise in licensed premises.


Guidance for Licensees on the Licensing Act 2003


To assist publicans and licensees in understanding the implications, requirements and remit of the Licensing Act the BBPA produces a wide ranging guide.


Carbon Dioxide in Cellars


The BBPA has prepared guidance for licensees that sets out the risks and related good practice for the safe use of dispense gases in cellars.


Salt information leaflet for Caterers


The BBPA & BHA Salt information leaflet for caterers is available to download.


Children in Pubs


There are many myths surrounding children's access to pubs and what they can and can't do when on the premises.


BBPA Responsibility Statement


The BBPA is fully committed to a responsible drinking culture in the UK and proactively working with all parties to help achieve this.


Door Supervisors


Information on Door Supervisors for premises.


Guidance on Drugs and Pubs


The BBPA produces guidance on Drugs and Pubs, which looks at the problem for licensees, ways to prevent issues appearing and methods to control the issue. It is available as a free download.


Fire Safety


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006 and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law. The requirement for businesses to have fire certificates has been abolished and any previously held are no longer valid.


Guidance to the Mandatory Code


The Mandatory Code for Alcohol Retailers in England and Wales is now in place. Dates of implementation are below:


Head on Beer


The BBPA has prepared guidance for pub operators and bar staff on the dispense of draught beer by free flow and hand pull.


Manual Handling Guidance


In the brewing and pub sector manual handling of full, part-full or empty casks and kegs, gas cylinders, boxes and cases presents a risk of injury.


Incidental Music in Pubs


Leaflet for musicians and the trade setting out the various options for small scale live music in licensed premises.


Poker and Bingo


Poker and Bingo under the Gambling Act 2005.


Terrorism Guidance for Pubs


The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has produced guidance Security Advice for Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs.


Security in Design


BBPA guidance to assist in maximising security in design.


Weights and Measures


The following legal measures are specified in the Weights and Measures Act:


Illegal Broadcasts of Premiership Football


Information on Broadcasting Football illegally.


Pubs: Taking Action on Waste


Waste is a key issue for pubs. Food waste represents a cost to the Pub Sector alone of £357 million each year including food procurement, labour, utilities and waste management costs, or £2,100 per tonne.


Looking after your kegs and casks


Missing Kegs and casks cost our industry £50 million each year.


Health & Safety for Migrant Workers


With increasing concern for the health & safety of migrant workers from the Government the Health & Safety Executive launched a website which provides information for workers and employers.


Code of Practice for Electrical Safety in Beer Dispense


The purpose of this Code is to give guidance to all stakeholders involved with electrical equipment used for the storage and dispensing of draught beer in licensed premises.


Responsibility and Partnerships


BBPA engagement with partners to promote responsibility


Gas Safety in the Cellar


Attached is a 2013 revision of Technical Information Sheet 9. The checklist in this note guides in identifying cylinders that are safe to use.


Accommodation guidance for licensees


Tips for licensees on developing an accommodation offer in their pub.


BBPA Licensee Checklist - Allergens


The information below is designed to inform licensees on the requirement to declare allergens in non-prepacked food (which includes draught beer and other drinks).


Alcoholic Ingredients Relief: BBPA briefing note for pubs


Food retailers may be able to reclaim duty paid on alcohol products used in their food.


Pub Independent Rent Review Scheme


The Pub Independent Rent Review Scheme (PIRRS) is a cost-effective rent review scheme to which tenants/lessees can appeal in circumstances where there is an unresolved dispute in a rent review.


Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service


The Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service (PICA-Service) offers an accessible, independent, low cost dispute resolution service, to the licensed industry.


Restrictive Covenants


British Beer & Pub Association information note on the use of Restrictive Covenants in the pub sector.


National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage


Information and guidance on the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage for employers.


A Licensee's Guide to Challenging Business Rates


When and how Licensees can challenge business rates


Nutritional Guidance for Licensees


Guidance for licensees whose pub businesses include the provision of food to the public.


Hygienic Management of Cellars and Cleaning of Beer Dispense Lines


Guidance on how to manage cellar hygiene, as well as the cleaning and maintenance of beer dispense systems.


BBPA Code of Practice on Gaming Machines


The BBPA has updated its code of practice on responsible operation of gaming machines.


Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme


HMRC have published a briefing pack for businesses affected by the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme.


Regulation

HMRC Due Diligence Condition and Guidance


HMRC has announced that from 1 November 2014 it will be a condition of excise registration / approval to undertake reasonable and effective due diligence when entering trading relationships in the alcohol supply-chain.


Pub Governing Body - third audit report


The Pub Governing Body has published its third annual audit of pub companies holding in excess of 100 pub leasehold agreements in England and Wales.


Help our Better Rates for Pubs campaign


The Better Rates for Pubs campaign aims to ease the burden of business rates for pubs. The campaign is jointly supported by leading organisations in the beer and pub sector; the BBPA, CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), FLVA Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations), BFBI (Brewing Food & Beverages Suppliers Association) and BISL (Business in Sport and Leisure).


World Cup licensing hours - BBPA Response


BBPA response to the World Cup licensing hours consultation.


Managing Safety in Pubs


The BBPA's Managing Safety Pubs - a guide to assessing the risk of violence in individual licensed premises, based on existing good practice.


Starting a Small Business - HMRC Guidance


HMRC provides a number of tools aimed at those staring small businesses, including pubs, designed to help with taking on employees, VAT registration and incorporation.


Challenge 21


For many years, the British Beer & Pub Association's Challenge 21 scheme has been raising awareness among publicans and their staff of the need to be vigilant in preventing underage sales.


Mary Portas Independent Review of the High Street


Mary Portas, the leading retail market consultant, was appointed to lead an independent review into the future of the high street. The report has now been published.


Code of Practice on Tips


The British Hospitality Association has issued a Code of Practice on discretionary service charges and tips.


BBPA response to Late Night Levy and Early Morning Restriction Orders


The BBPA has submitted its response to the Government Consulation on Late Night Levys and Early Morning Restriction Orders.


Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005


The Control of Noise at Work Regulations apply to the pub sector and should be taken into account to minimise the effect of noise on pub staff.


The Working Time Directive


Provisions of The Working Time Regulations and provisions concerning working time in the Directive on the protection of young people at work (The Young Workers Directive).


Machine Games Duty - Guidance for Pub Operators


BBPA Guidance on Machine Games Duty.


Accessibility in Pubs


BBPA guidance on accessibility


BBPA Guidance: Duty to Manage Asbestos in Licensed Premises


The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (CAR) includes an explicit duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises.


Gambling Act 2005


Briefing Note for pubs on the Gambling Act 2005.


BBPA Guidance on Licensed Property Noise Control


This guidance document gives advice on managing noise in licensed premises.


National Planning Policy


The pub and brewing industry has great potential for growth and planning policy can play a crucial role either in stifling or fostering that growth.


Guidance for Licensees on the Licensing Act 2003


To assist publicans and licensees in understanding the implications, requirements and remit of the Licensing Act the BBPA produces a wide ranging guide.


Carbon Dioxide in Cellars


The BBPA has prepared guidance for licensees that sets out the risks and related good practice for the safe use of dispense gases in cellars.


Salt information leaflet for Caterers


The BBPA & BHA Salt information leaflet for caterers is available to download.


Children in Pubs


There are many myths surrounding children's access to pubs and what they can and can't do when on the premises.


Door Supervisors


Information on Door Supervisors for premises.


Guidance on Drugs and Pubs


The BBPA produces guidance on Drugs and Pubs, which looks at the problem for licensees, ways to prevent issues appearing and methods to control the issue. It is available as a free download.


Fire Safety


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006 and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law. The requirement for businesses to have fire certificates has been abolished and any previously held are no longer valid.


Food Standards Agency Guidance


On 16 January 2008 the Food Standards Agency published guidance on the provision of allergen information for foods sold non prepacked. The guidance is aimed at both caterers and retailers selling foods loose and gives practical advice on how to manage allergy issues and best practice in dealing with allergy requests.


Guidance to the Mandatory Code


The Mandatory Code for Alcohol Retailers in England and Wales is now in place. Dates of implementation are below:


Manual Handling Guidance


In the brewing and pub sector manual handling of full, part-full or empty casks and kegs, gas cylinders, boxes and cases presents a risk of injury.


Incidental Music in Pubs


Leaflet for musicians and the trade setting out the various options for small scale live music in licensed premises.


Head on Beer


The BBPA has prepared guidance for pub operators and bar staff on the dispense of draught beer by free flow and hand pull.


‘Make Pass the Standard’ Campaign


The Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) is calling on BBPA member companies to sign up to the ‘Retail Partners’ Commitment to Action’ to support the campaign to make PASS accredited Proof of Age Cards the norm especially within the late night sector where there is evidence that cards are being refused by door supervisors.


Poker and Bingo


Poker and Bingo under the Gambling Act 2005.


Security in Design


BBPA guidance to assist in maximising security in design.


Weights and Measures


The following legal measures are specified in the Weights and Measures Act:


Illegal Broadcasts of Premiership Football


Information on Broadcasting Football illegally.


BBPA Licensee Checklist - Allergens


The information below is designed to inform licensees on the requirement to declare allergens in non-prepacked food (which includes draught beer and other drinks).


Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme


HMRC have published a briefing pack for businesses affected by the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme.


Restrictive Covenants


British Beer & Pub Association information note on the use of Restrictive Covenants in the pub sector.


Energy - reducing costs for pubs


A note on reducing energy costs in pubs.


City of London - late night levy


BBPA response to the City of London's late night levy consultation.


Excise Information Sheet (14) 02


HMRC Excise Information Sheet


Responsiblity Deal

Customer Unit Awareness Campaign


A campaign from BBPA and Drinkaware – downloads available here


Pubwatch


Pubwatch is the licensed trade's equivalent of Neighbourhood Watch. Pubwatch schemes have been in existence throughout the UK for over 40 years and range in size from over 200 premises in cities to small rural schemes with as little as 5 premises involved.


The PASS Scheme


PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)is the UK's national guarantee scheme for proof-of-age cards which is backed by the Government and supported by authoritative organisations, including the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Trading Standards Institute (TSI). The scheme is also supported by the main Trade Associations connected with those selling age-restricted products.


Challenge 21


For many years, the British Beer & Pub Association's Challenge 21 scheme has been raising awareness among publicans and their staff of the need to be vigilant in preventing underage sales.


Best Bar None


BBN is a national award scheme supported by the Home Office and aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises. It was piloted in Manchester in 2003 and found to improve standards in the night time economy, with premises now competing to participate. It has since been adopted by 100 towns and cities across the UK and is now being taken up internationally.


Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)


A BID (Business Improvement District) is a locally funded scheme to introduce real improvements to a business area and its local community


Salt information leaflet for Caterers


The BBPA & BHA Salt information leaflet for caterers is available to download.


BBPA Responsibility Statement


The BBPA is fully committed to a responsible drinking culture in the UK and proactively working with all parties to help achieve this.


‘Make Pass the Standard’ Campaign


The Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) is calling on BBPA member companies to sign up to the ‘Retail Partners’ Commitment to Action’ to support the campaign to make PASS accredited Proof of Age Cards the norm especially within the late night sector where there is evidence that cards are being refused by door supervisors.


Drinkaware


Drinkaware is an independent UK-wide, public-facing body with the objective of positively changing public behaviour and the national drinking culture to help reduce alcohol misuse and minimise alcohol-related harm.


Chief Medical Officer lower-risk drinking guidelines


In 1994 an Inter-Departmental working group reviewed the Government's sensible drinking message in the light of the latest scientific evidence. The findings were published in a report called 'Sensible Drinking' in 1995.


Purple Flag


Purple Flag Accreditation Scheme information


Statistics

Alcohol Trends document


The BBPA has worked with the Portman Group, Wine & Spirits Trade Association, Scotch Whisky Association and National Association of Cider Makers to produce a document to provide members and stakeholders with a single point of reference on data from across the UK covering alcohol consumption, underage issues, health harms and crime.


Supply Chain

Guidance on flood damage in pubs


This document gives advice for the clean-up of pub cellars and equipment following contamination with flood water.


Brewing Green 2013


The UK brewing sector has met its 2020 carbon emissions target eight years early and is on track to achieve its 2020 target for improved water efficiency. The impressive figures are revealed in Brewing Green 2013, a new report published by the BBPA. The sector is also making significant progress in reducing excess packaging and waste.


Grain to Glass


From barley and hops in the field, to the glass of beer in your local pub, the chain of industries behind this unique British product has a major impact on economic and social life in rural Britain.


Brewing green/Our commitment towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer


Brewing Green/Our commitments towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer is a landmark document which both outlines progress made and sets new challenges for Britain's brewers in the future.


Container Management Background


Almost 50% of UK beer production is sold in kegs or casks which, when empty, are returned to the brewery for re-filling. The average life-span of a draught beer container is 15 years. Thus, the industry enjoys one of the most environmentally-friendly means of transporting beer to the consumer. Kegs and casks are returnable assets and form an integral part of the beer dispense system. A number of initiatives have been put in place to ensure containers (which may have been misappropriated) are recovered and returned to their owners. (See www.kegwatch.co.uk).


Pubs: Taking Action on Waste


Waste is a key issue for pubs. Food waste represents a cost to the Pub Sector alone of £357 million each year including food procurement, labour, utilities and waste management costs, or £2,100 per tonne.


Keg and cask colour bandings


Since 1978 the BBPA has maintained an informal container colour band registration scheme on behalf of UK brewers.


Keg and Cask disposal and scrapping accreditation


An industry accredited and audited system for disposing of casks and kegs is essential to reduce the risk of misappropriation and enhance the chances of a successful prosecution in the event of illicit handling and disposing of containers.


Local impact of the beer and pub sector


Oxford Economics were commissioned in November 2010 by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) to estimate the local impact of the beer and pub trade. The local estimates have been provided in an accompanying spreadsheet model. This report and executive summary set out some of the key findings at a national and regional level.


Looking after your kegs and casks


Missing Kegs and casks cost our industry £50 million each year.


BBPA Licensee Checklist - Allergens


The information below is designed to inform licensees on the requirement to declare allergens in non-prepacked food (which includes draught beer and other drinks).


Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme


HMRC have published a briefing pack for businesses affected by the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme.


Alcoholic Ingredients Relief: BBPA briefing note for pubs


Food retailers may be able to reclaim duty paid on alcohol products used in their food.


Hygienic Management of Cellars and Cleaning of Beer Dispense Lines


Guidance on how to manage cellar hygiene, as well as the cleaning and maintenance of beer dispense systems.


Transport and deliveries during the Olympics


London’s hospitality sector faces many challenges during the Olympics. The Olympic Route Network stretches through most of central London and also to outlying venues.


Gas Safety in the Cellar


Attached is a 2013 revision of Technical Information Sheet 9. The checklist in this note guides in identifying cylinders that are safe to use.


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