Sharp drop in pub beer sales adds to urgent calls for a beer tax rethink

Sales of beer in Britain’s pubs suffered a worrying, 3.6 per cent drop in the third quarter, the worst Q3 performance for five years. The news has prompted urgent calls for a halt to yet more beer tax rises in the Budget on 22nd November. The figures are released today in the Quarterly ‘Beer Barometer’, from the British Beer & Pub Association. The 3.6 per cent drop in on-trade sales from July to September, represents an astonishing 35 million fewer pints sold in Britain’s pubs, bars and re...


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).


Westminster terror attack – statement and advice from the BBPA

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds: “Yesterday’s tragic events...


New £1 coin – BBPA urges licensees to prepare for coin’s launch

With just one week to go until The Royal Mint launches the new, 12-...


Gloucester Late Night Levy – BBPA comments on decision deferral

Commenting on the news that Gloucester City Council has deferred a ...


Alcohol duties – beer should have been included in today’s low-strength consultation, says BBPA

Commenting on the opening of a new consultation today, seeking view...


Money laundering consultation – BBPA welcomes exemption for pubs

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has today welcomed the re...


BBPA responds to Article 50 trigger date

The BBPA’s Chief Executive, Brigid Simmonds, has commented on the P...


BBPA voices support for Tax Equality Day

The BBPA is backing Tax Equality Day on Wednesday 20th September, a...


Gloucester Late Night Levy – BBPA reiterates call for alternative approach, encourages Gloucester to follow Cheltenham’s example

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has reiterated calls for ...


Scottish Beer & Pub Association launches economic report at Holyrood – Almost 60,000 jobs reliant on industry in Scotland

A new report by economic experts Oxford Economics (OE), commissione...

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