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).


Budget 2016 – Trade bodies urge MPs to back Beer Duty cut and sign Early Day Motion 919

The chief executives of the campaign coalition calling for a cut in...


Brewers' Research & Education Fund open for applications for 2016

A major grants fund that provides funding for scientific research a...


BBPA comments on new guidelines for alcohol consumption

Brigid Simmonds, BBPA Chief Executive commented on today's announce...


Warm welcome for Music Makeover 2016 competition from PRS for Music

The competition is now open for entries until 25th March, and helps...


BBPA responds to consultation on business rates appeals

The proposals, incorporated in the Enterprise Bill currently going ...


Annual ‘Brewing Green’ report – beer and pub sector on track to meet tough environmental targets

BBPA has published Brewing Green 2015


VisitEngland and the British Beer and Pub Association Launch New Quality Scheme for Pubs

VisitEngland today announces the launch of a new scheme, developed in partnership with the British Beer and Pub Association.


Finalists named in Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year contest

The British Beer and Pub Association and the All Party Parliamentar...


BBPA Annual General Meeting - David Forde becomes BBPA Chairman

David Forde, Managing Director of HEINEKEN UK, has become BBPA Chairman today, at the Association’s annual general meeting.

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