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).


BBPA a founding signatory of Courtauld Commitment 2025

The BBPA has today signed the [Waste & Resources Action Plan (WRAP)...


BBPA comments on National Minimum Wage changes

The British Beer & Pub Association has commented on today’s increas...


Budget 2016 - leading brewers and pub operators join forces in joint letter to The Times urging fourth cut in beer duty

With the Budget just days away, 36 BBPA members have signed a joint...


Brigid Simmonds welcomes Community Pub Business Support Programme

Brigid Simmonds, British Beer and Pub Association Chief Executive, ...


South West MPs support beer and pubs in reception in Parliament

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) last night held an inau...


Budget 2016 - CAMRA report adds weight to call for beer tax cut

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has commented on yesterday’s report from the Centre for Economic Research for CAMRA


Beer duty - MPs deliver a ‘Message in a Barrel’ to the Chancellor

Nearly fifty MPs joined with the British Beer & Pub Association, th...


Pub Chef of the Year winners announced!

Celebrations are in order for two of the UK’s best pub chefs - Mila...


72 per cent back cut or freeze in beer duty – new YouGov poll for BBPA

Calls for more action to tackle Britain’s high rates of beer duty are popular with the general public, according to a poll from YouGov for the BBPA

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