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).


Budget 2017 – leading industry bodies join forces to write to MPs urging them to back cut in beer duty in the Budget

* New campaign website at www.cutbeertax.co.uk. * All can get invo...


Budget 2017 – new report adds weight to BBPA’s call for cut in beer duty rate

* Over 898,000 jobs supported by the beer and pub industry, 42 per ...


BBPA offers congratulations to Keith Bott for his MBE

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has congratulated Keith Bott o...


BBPA writes to Liverpool City Council expressing concerns over Late Night Levy implementation

The British Beer and Pub Association has written to Liverpool City ...


Young persons’ ID – don’t use passports, use PASS!

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has welcomed a new campaign la...


Brigid Simmonds comments on Pubs Code Adjudicator enquiry statistics

Brigid Simmonds, BBPA Chief Executive, has commented on figures rel...


BBPA Responds to Government Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures

The BBPA has responded to the Government’s review of gaming machine...


BBPA responds to Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive, British Beer & Pub Association, h...


BBPA urges Cheltenham to abolish Late Night Levy

The British Beer & Pub Association has urged Cheltenham Borough Cou...

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