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).


Brigid Simmonds comments on Government’s Heathrow decision

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Associat...


Brigid Simmonds comments on announcement from Department for Culture, Media & Sport – Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures

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


Business Rates – check your new valuation today, urges BBPA

With today’s publication of new rateable values for pubs, the Briti...


BBPA welcomes Government’s UK Food and Drink International Action Plan

The BBPA has today welcomed the publication of the Government’s UK ...


Palmers, St Austell, Joseph Holt’s, Waitrose and the Rugby Football Union scoop BBPA annual awards

Awards for Palmers, St Austell, Waitrose and Joseph Holt’s, alongsi...


BBPA publishes Brexit manifesto for British beer and pubs

The British Beer & Pub Association has today published a manifesto ...


Warm welcome for Graham Evans MP, new Chairman of APPBG

Commenting on the election of Graham Evans MP as Chairman of the Al...


Policing & Crime Bill - BBPA comments on new Late Night Levy and CIPs amendments

Commenting on the Government’s decision to make changes to the Late...


BBPA releases new Stats Handbook – UK alcohol consumption remains stable, 18 per cent down on 2004 peak

The BBPA has today published its Annual Statistical Handbook 2016, ...

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