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).


Parliamentary beer and food event celebrates women in the beer industry, as MPs find their perfect beer and food match

Women from the beer and pub industry were celebrated in Westminster last night at a beer and food tasting held by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, women in beer group Dea Latis, and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), sponsored by Ruth Smeeth MP for Stoke-on-Trent North.


Q3 BBPA Beer Barometer – big bounce for beer sales

UK beer sales rebounded strongly in quarter three, with a 3.9 per c...


Scottish Beer & Pub Association seeking senior adviser

The Scottish Beer & Pub Association is seeking a senior adviser to engage with stakeholders on key industry issues.


Thriving UK malt industry vital to British beer, Brigid Simmonds tells Maltsters Annual Lunch

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has stressed the vital importance of Britain’s malting industry to British brewing and the wider the UK economy.


Business Rates - welcome for streamlined process for appeals

The BBPA has welcomed proposals today from DCLG to streamline the appeals process for Business Rates, which should make it easier for pubs to secure much deserved rebates.


BBPA comments on first pub code consultation

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds comments on the first pub code consultation


MP nominations flood in for Pub Chef of the Year Award

TV chef, food writer and owner of three gastro pubs, Paul Merrett, along with a panel of industry experts, will judge the exciting new Pub Chef of the Year Award


Winners revealed in BBPA Annual Awards 2015

Awards have been revealed at the British Beer & Pub Association’s Annual Dinner in London.


Chairman Jonathan Neame's speech at the BBPA Annual Dinner - full text

BBPA Chairman Jonathan Neame of Shepherd Neame, spoke at the BBPA Annual Dinner and Awards in London last night.

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