Budget 2017 – Chancellor’s beer duty freeze a boost for British beer and pubs

Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget speech, BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds said: “The Chancellor’s decision to freeze beer duty and cancel his planned rise is an early Christmas present for beer drinkers and pubgoers worth £117 million this year and in subsequent years. It will secure over 3,000 jobs in pubs and the wider beer supply chain that would otherwise have been lost. This real-terms duty cut shows he has listened to our campaign and the concerns of pubs and pubgoers, and a...


Election 2017 – BBPA manifesto urges all parties to back policies for unlocking growth and investment in British beer and pubs

With the general election just weeks away, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has published a manifesto for the brewing and pub industry outlining its...



Pubs carrying huge tax burden from business rates, new report shows

Britain’s pubs carry one of the heaviest tax burdens in the UK economy, says a new report from Oxford Economics for the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).


BREF - Brewers' Research & Education Fund opens for applications for 2018

A major grants fund that provides funding for scientific research a...


BBPA comments on 25-year plan for environment

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds: “I welcome today's announc...


BBPA welcomes new ‘Agent of Change’ Bill introduced in Parliament to protect pubs and other venues

The BBPA has welcomed the publication of the ‘Agent of Change’ Bill...


BBPA welcomes consultation on extended pub hours for Royal Wedding

The BBPA has welcomed the Government’s decision to consult on exten...


Welcome for US beer tax cuts

Significant cuts in US beer duty will save British beer exporters £...


BBPA comments on PCA’s compliance handbook

Commenting on today’s publication of a regulatory compliance handbo...


BBPA comments on report from Jo Cox Foundation on loneliness

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds, comments: “This is very we...


Royal Wedding - BBPA calls for extra pub hours

With the Royal Wedding announced for Saturday, 19th May, the Britis...


Looking to the future, with the right policies for beer and pubs - Christmas reception in Parliament

Mike Wood, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Beer group, welc...

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