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).


Rates revaluation - pubs must act quickly to avoid fines and red tape, warns BBPA

The BBPA is alerting publicans that they need to act quickly in response to a looming letter from the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) about their rateable valuation


VisitEngland to become stand-alone body for English tourism and focus on supporting new tourism experiences

VisitEngland will formally separate from VisitBritain and VisitEngland, creating a truly independent body for England which puts the UK’s biggest tourism market on a par with other UK nations.


Alcohol consumption per head down again in 2014 – but remarkable cheer for beer adds to ‘overwhelming’ case for beer duty cut

New figures out today show that the amount Britons drink has fallen yet again, by 0.3 per cent in 2014 - for the eighth year in the past ten.


BBPA launches energy audit solution to meet new legislation

The BBPA has launched a new scheme designed to reduce the costs associated with the new Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) legislation.


New posters set out the law on serving alcohol

A new poster campaign to help licensees raise awareness of the laws on buying alcohol for a drunken person, or knowingly selling alcohol to a person who is drunk, has been launched today.


Brigid Simmonds flies the flag for pubs at English Tourism Week launch in Cumbria

Speaking at an event today to mark the launch of English Tourism We...


Public Health Minister Jane Ellison congratulates drinks industry on the success of the ‘Billion Unit Reduction Pledge’

Public Health Minister Jane Ellison has congratulated the drinks industry on its success in removing 1.3 billion units of alcohol from the UK market at an event in Parliament last night.


Budget 2015 - Midlands brewers make the case for duty cut to MPs

The British brewing industry in the Midlands was celebrated in the Houses of Parliament yesterday at the Midlands Beer & Pub Association’s (MBPA) inaugural parliamentary reception.


Budget 2015 - new poll for BBPA shows 71 per cent want more action on beer duty

Britons are urging the Government to take more action to tackle high beer taxes in the Budget.

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