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).


Constructive dialogue needed to promote confidence in pubs legislation, BBPA Chairman Jonathan Neame tells MPs and Peers

BBPA Chairman Jonathan Neame has told MPs that the pub industry rec...


Pub sector – BBPA comments on IEA report

This report is a welcome burst of new and balanced analysis into the debate, by a leading independent think-tank.


Business Rates Relief - BBPA comments on Autumn Statement

BBPA Chief Executive, Brigid Simmonds, comments: I am very pleas...


BBPA welcomes moves on renewal of personal licences

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has welcomed today’s factsheets from the Home Office on personal licences.


Call for action on Business Rates across the brewing and pub industry

The BBPA has assembled a wide coalition of industry bodies calling ...


Pub Code legislation – changes made by MPs today are ‘hugely damaging’ says BBPA

Commenting on the Report Stage of the Small Business Bill in the Ho...


New survey shows tenanted/leased pub closure rate of five per week, in the year to September 2014

As the pub code legislation reaches a critical stage in Parliament ...


Small Business Bill - opposition to New Clause 2 on beer tie

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has commented on the impact of New Clause 2, which seeks to introduce a ‘market rent only’ option into the legislation


BBPA welcomes moves on personal licences

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has welcomed moves by the Home Office to permit the continuation of personal licences through the return of a form to the local authority.

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