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).


Q1 beer sales show encouraging signs of stability says BBPA

Beer sales in the first quarter of 2016 were one per cent down on t...


BBPA writes to Secretary of State with concerns on changes to energy efficiency policy

The British Beer & Pub Association has today written to Energy Secr...


CAMRA and BBPA join forces to promote alternatives to Late Night Levy

The British Beer & Pub Association and the Campaign for Real Ale ha...


Brigid Simmonds comments on Pubs Code

Commenting after the publication of the Government’s response to th...


‘How good’s your business really?’ – BBPA helps develop tool for pub sector

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has helped develop ‘How G...


A successful Euro 2016 – BBPA issues guidance for pubs

With less than two months to go until the start of Euro 2016 and wi...


Warm welcome for 1am extended hours for Queen's 90th Birthday

News that the Government is recommending that pub hours in England and Wales should be extend to 1am for the Queen’s 90th birthday has been warmly welcomed by the BBPA, which had written to the Home Office urging the move.


BBPA and ALMR join forces for VAT reduction campaign

Two leading industry organisations representing retailers, producers and pub goers have joined forces to campaign for a reduction in the level of VAT in the hospitality industry as well as highlighting the overall tax burden faced by their members.


Scottish Beer & Pub Association launches manifesto

The Scottish Beer and Pub Association (SBPA) is calling for a range...

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