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).


Welcome for debate in Parliament next week, on taxation in beer and pub Sector

The BBPA has welcomed a debate to take place next Tuesday in Parlia...


BBPA Pub Chef of the Year competition - Nomination deadline extended to 7th November

The BBPA's Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year competition is still ...


BBPA distributes over 200,000 ‘Cut Beer Tax’ beer mats to 2,000 pubs

The campaign for a cut in beer tax has moved up a gear this week, w...


Beer Duty and Business Rates – eight leading industry bodies call for decisive action from Chancellor in Budget

Eight leading bodies representing the entire supply chain in Britai...


£100 million boost for British beer thanks to new export strategy

A new strategy to drive exports of British beer, the UK’s third big...


Business rates – BBPA welcomes tough approach from DCLG over rate reliefs for pubs

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has welcomed the tough approac...


Pubs call for action over looming £60 million business rates bombshell

Leading trade and consumer associations representing the UK’s pub s...


BBPA Awards – Black Sheep, Craft Union, the Co-op and Heineken UK scoop the prizes at BBPA Annual Dinner

Awards for Black Sheep, Craft Union, the Co-op and Heineken UK, alo...


Action needed on tax, BBPA Chairman David Forde tells BBPA Annual Dinner

The UK beer and pub industry is taking up the challenge of respondi...

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