You will find any publication or article relating to all areas of the Beer, Pub and Brewing industry in this area. Please choose one of the sections below to find the publication of your choice...

BBPA Licensee Guidance Library

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.

Euro 2016 - guidance for pubs

Guidance for pubs during the 2016 European Championships.

Drugs and pubs - BBPA Guidance

This guidance, which is free to download here, contains new, specific advice on the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 and on door searches, along with detailed information on commonly used drugs and how to identify drug use.

Cost guide for tenants and lessees 2017

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.

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.

Flood support for pubs

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alcoholic Ingredients Relief: BBPA briefing note for pubs

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

Responsibility and Partnerships

BBPA engagement with partners to promote responsibility

BBPA Festive Season Briefing

BBPA Festive Season Briefing The guidance pack features advice o...

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).

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

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.

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.

Nutritional Guidance for Licensees

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

BBPA Code of Practice on Gaming Machines

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

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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