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).


Pubs to benefit from new international tourism campaign promoting great walking trails

Hundreds of pubs on and near Britain’s great national trails stand ...


Beer Industry Export Strategy launched

BBPA's new Export Strategy was launched on 19th October. The strate...


London – welcome for new planning guidance

The BBPA has welcomed recommendations in the new supplementary plan...


Settled status for EU citizens - BBPA comments on more detail provided by Home Office

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive, comments: “I hope this will pr...


BBPA comments on Government response to Lords licensing report

The BBPA has today commented on the response by the Government to t...


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 d...


Welcome as Kingston turns away from Late Night Levy

The BBPA has welcomed the decision last night, by the Licensing Com...


Cut beer tax campaign’s big day in Parliament

The campaign for a cut in beer tax in the Budget moved into Parliam...


BBPA comments on pub stakes and prizes consultation

Commenting on the announcement by DCMS of a 12-week consultation on...

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