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).


Great British High Street competition and High Street Pledge launched

This morning, BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds, in her role as ...


Euro 2016 - best of luck to Wales!

The BBPA wishes Wales the best of luck in tonight’s Euro 2016 semi-...


Beer Day Britain is here! BBPA joins in celebrations

Beer Day Britain, the day to celebrate beer, Britain’s national dri...


Cheltenham looks to abandon Late Night Levy

Cheltenham Borough Council will consult on the continuation of its ...


Queen’s 90th and Euro 2016 – time to celebrate down the pub this weekend, says BBPA

A unique combination of The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, and...


BBPA releases 2016 benchmarking data for tenants and lessees

The BBPA has today released the updated 2016 cost guide for tenants...


Soft Drinks Levy - Brigid Simmonds writes in Pub & Bar Magazine

British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) Chief Executive, Brigid Sim...


A Healthy Perspective on Beer – new report

A new report commissioned by the BBPA, 'A healthy perspective on be...


PRS for Music crowns Inverness pub The Tooth & Claw as 2016 Music Makeover Pubs winner

The BBPA has congratulated the Tooth & Claw pub in Inverness, which...

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