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).


BBPA urges Cheltenham to abolish Late Night Levy

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


Brigid Simmonds comments on Liverpool City Council’s plans for Late Night Levy

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


BBPA and National Pubwatch partner to create new film

The British Beer & Pub Association has collaborated with National P...


Managing Safety in Pubs: BBPA highlights guidance for pubs in run up to festive season

The British Beer & Pub Association has highlighted [‘Managing Safet...


BBPA, SIBA and CAMRA publish ‘The Story of Beer Duty’ setting out damage caused by Beer Duty Escalator, and recovery of the sector post-2013

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has today published ‘The ...


Help remind customers to test their smoke alarms BBPA urges, as the Home Office’s ‘Fire Kills’ campaign launches new advertising

The BBPA is encouraging licensees to remind the public to test thei...


Beer sales down in Q3 despite positive trend - quarterly ‘Beer Barometer’ from the British Beer & Pub Association

British Beer sales posted a decline in Q3 when compared with last y...


2017 Business Rates Revaluation: British Beer & Pub Association responds to consultation on transitional arrangements

The BBPA has responded to the Government consultation on transition...


Licensing Act 2003 – Brigid Simmonds gives evidence to House of Lords committee hearing

The BBPA's Chief Executive, Brigid Simmonds, has given evidence (18...

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