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).


Modern Crime Prevention Strategy - BBPA comments

Commenting on today’s publication of the Home Office’s [Modern Crim...


Cheers! Pub hours to be extended for Queen’s 90th birthday

Commenting on today’s comments by the Prime Minister in the House o...


Deadline looms for Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme - BBPA urges companies to register

With just over a week to go before the deadline for registrations u...


Reducing the energy burden for pubs - BBPA announces special one-day conference on Thursday, 5th May

The BBPA has announced a special conference, the ‘Pub Industry Ener...


Budget 2016 – Big £39 million annual saving on business rates for England’s pubs – new analysis from BBPA

Big changes to the way the Government levies business rates announc...


Well-deserved accolades for BBPA members at the Publican awards

Warm Congratulations are due to leading BBPA figures, after their r...


Tenant satisfaction survey from M&C Allegra – BBPA comments on strong results

“These strong results show the significant progress the sector continues to make in improving tenant satisfaction.


E-cigarettes - BBPA welcomes vote against ban in Wales

Commenting on last night’s vote in the Welsh Assembly against a ban on e-cigarettes in public places, BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds said:


Budget 2016 - BBPA comments on duty freeze and business rates changes

Commenting on the freeze in beer duty and business rates support fo...

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