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).


#cutbeertax campaign - 71 MPs sign and return beer and pub pledge card as ‘giant pint’ delivered to the Treasury

Seventy-One Members of Parliament have now signed a pledge card sup...


Business Rates – BBPA strengthens calls for rates relief and reform for pubs

Following last week’s indications from the Government that it would...


Today’s House of Lords amendment on planning would cause uncertainty for pub trade, says BBPA

The BBPA has expressed concerns today, at an amendment to the Neigh...


BBPA welcomes Cheltenham’s decision to abolish Late Night levy

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has welcomed Cheltenham B...


Beer sales down in 2016 – penny off a pint in the Budget would safeguard jobs and pubs, says BBPA

Sales of British beer fell by one per cent in 2016, prompting renew...


Business Rates – SBPA welcomes cap, which should save pubs £6 million

The Scottish Beer and Pub Association has welcomed the one year cap...


Business Rates - Brigid Simmonds welcomes review of transitional relief and reiterates call for wider pub reforms

Brigid Simmonds, BBPA Chief Executive, comments: “There is a hu...


Business Rates - Brigid Simmonds' lead letter in The Times

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has the lead letter in The Tim...


MPs from the North West show their support for beer and pubs at BBPA Parliamentary event

The British Beer & Pub Association last night held its first ever N...

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