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 relaunches campaign to help licensees and customers understand laws around serving drunks

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has today relaunched a po...


All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group – huge praise and thanks for Chairman Andrew Griffiths as he steps down

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has paid tribute to the extrao...


Licensing Act 2003 - period of stability called for in Lords Inquiry

Greater stability in the licensing system has been called for in a ...


Britain’s best beer garden competition - get your entries in!

With just days to go until the closing deadline, the BBPA is urging...


BBPA comments on tourism action plan and funding announcement

Commenting on today’s announcement of tourism funding and tourism a...


Deadline Extension for BBPA Industry Awards

The BBPA has extended the deadline for entries into their annual In...


BBPA responds to Government response to public consultation into revised CMO guidelines

BBPA Chief Executive, Brigid Simmonds, has commented on the Governm...


Warm welcome for London Night Tube

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has today welcomed the long aw...


BBPA responds to publication of Government's Childhood Obesity Strategy

BBPA Chief Executive, Brigid Simmonds, has commented on the release...

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