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).


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...


Hackney – Late Night levy would damage local businesses, says BBPA

The BBPA Chief Executive, Brigid Simmonds, has expressed disappoint...


A thank you for International Women Day

To mark international Women’s Day, the British Beer & Pub Associati...


Budget 2017 – welcome for win over business rates appeals

In the Budget today, the BBPA has welcomed an announcement that the...


Budget 2017 – new pub specific rates relief welcome, but beer tax hike hugely damaging to British brewers, pubs and pubgoers

Commenting on today’s Budget, BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds,...


Budget 2017 – clarity on 3.9 per cent (£130 million) beer duty rise

The British Beer & Pub Association has issued a statement clarifyin...


British beer exports up - BBPA calls on Chancellor to back British beer in the Budget

British brewers are raising a glass to a sharp, six per cent rise i...


#cutbeertax - BBPA secures leading letter in today's Daily Telegraph newspaper

BBPA members have secured the leading letter in a national newspape...


Budget 2017 - no ‘pot of gold’ in raising beer taxes, BBPA warns, in final push for duty cut

With the Budget now just two days away, the British Beer & Pub Asso...

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