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).


UK alcohol consumption falls again in 2013, and is down 18 per cent in past decade – new Stats Handbook from the British Beer & Pub Association

UK alcohol consumption fell again in 2013, to the lowest level this century - this and many other key industry statistics are contained in the latest annual edition of the British Beer & Pub Association’s Statistical Handbook 2014.


British brewers invited to take advantage of new export markets – ‘meet the buyer’ event this Wednesday at Brewers’ Hall

There is still time for British brewers to take advantage of a unique opportunity to meet overseas buyers of British beers, at a free event this week being hosted at Brewers’ Hall by the BBPA and UKTI (UK Trade & Investment).


Planning and pubs - BBPA comments on new Government consultation

"We will be responding to the consultation in detail, but given the evolution of pubs, with much more focus on food, there is little sense in having a different definition for a pub (A4) from a restaurant (A3), which is a point we will raise."


Big cheer for beer as Q2 sales grow in both pubs and off-licences

UK beer sales increased at the highest rate since the quarterly survey began in 1997 according to the latest UK Quarterly Beer Barometer from the British Beer & Pub Association.


BBPA manifesto sets out top priorities for beer and pub sector

The British Beer & Pub Association has set out its priorities for a thriving beer and pub sector up to 2020, with the publication of a manifesto.


Public Health Responsibility Deal - more success for partnership working with new on-trade commitment to help deliver alcohol unit-reduction

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and its members will take action through the on-trade, to help deliver the pledge to remove a billion units of alcohol sold annually from the market, by the end of 2015.


Entries now open for BBPA Annual Awards

The third annual BBPA Awards and Dinner will be held this October and we are writing to ask you to put forward your nominations for our awards.


Sandi Toksvig to host the BBPA Annual Dinner & Awards

Writer, presenter, producer, comedienne and actress Sandi Toksvig will host the BBPA Annual Dinner 2014, it has been announced.


BBPA comments on today’s publication of Pub Code plans in Small Business Bill

"We will be studying the bill in detail, but on an initial reading, there are no big surprises. The bill as published does however raise issues, and we will be drawing these to the attention of MPs and Ministers."

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