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).


Q2 Beer Barometer – support still needed for British beer

Total sales were 5.6 per cent lower in Q2 compared with the same qu...


Rugby World Cup - BBPA comments on Twickenham pub hours issue

The BBPA has commented on the Metropolitan Police announcement that people may not be admitted to venues during the Rugby World Cup after 22:00


BBPA Industry Awards open for entry – only two weeks to deadline

The deadline for the BBPA Industry Awards is now only two weeks away and industry representatives are encouraged to submit their entries now.


BBPA comments on Duty Fraud Task Force report

The BBPA has commented on the publication of the Joint Alcohol Anti-Fraud Taskforce report.


BBPA welcomes £24 million growth programme for rural businesses and communities

The BBPA has welcomed a Government announcement for a new £24 million Growth Programme which aims to benefit rural communities by unlocking the huge potential for growth in the countryside.


BBPA welcomes Government response to Select Committee tourism report

Brigid Simmonds OBE, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Association, has today welcomed the Government’s response to the DCMS Select Committee report on tourism.


Austin Healey to host BBPA Annual Dinner and Awards

Austin Healey, former England and British & Irish Lions star, has been announced as the co-host for this year’s BBPA Annual Dinner and Awards, an event sponsored by Sky.


BBPA welcomes new Government Tourism strategy and calls for fast action to cut red tape

Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association Brigid Simmonds OBE today welcomed the Government’s new five point plan to boost tourism across Britain.


BBPA Industry Awards open for entry – book your place now for BBPA Annual Dinner!

BBPA Chief Executive, Brigid Simmonds has today written to industry representatives urging them to submit entries for the BBPA Industry awards 2015

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