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).


#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...


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

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


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 - 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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