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).


Autumn Budget 2017 – BBPA’s #cutbeertax social media assets go live

The BBPA has launched an infographics campaign via social media, to...


Business rates – BBPA welcome for Manchester City Council action on pub rates relief

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has welcomed yesterday’s move ...


Brigid Simmonds comments on 2017/18 Cask Report, published today

According to the [2017/18 Cask Report,] (http://cask-marque.co.uk/)...


BBPA comments on Tower Hamlets Late Night Levy introduction

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds comments: “This is very dis...


Brexit – BBPA comments on Prime Minister’s Florence speech

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds comments: “Theresa May’s ex...


BBPA publishes Stats Handbook 2017 – pint of pub bitter tops £3 for the first time

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has today published its A...


Tax Equality Day – great chance to highlight tax unfairness on pubs, says Brigid Simmonds

Commenting on today’s Tax Equality Day, which highlights the unfair...


Industry and Government celebrates one billion pints in beer exports

Commenting on today’s figures from DEFRA showing one billion pints ...


New tenners come in today – BBPA reminder!

With new, ten pound polymer bank note will go into circulation toda...

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