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).


Pub hours - big welcome for World Cup changes in Wales

Commenting on today’s move by the Government to help Welsh pubs wit...


Pubs are GREAT website launched by pubs Minister Brandon Lewis

The British Beer & Pub Association and Pubs Minister Brandon Lewis ...


Late Easter and wet weather hits beer sales

The late Easter and the extreme weather at the start of the year hit quarterly beer sales say the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).


Britain’s brewers on-track in delivering billion unit reduction pledge

Britain's brewers are making good progress in delivering the reduction in units of alcohol achieved to 2012, under the Government’s billion-unit pledge, it has been revealed today.


Welcome for Minister's comments on pubs and school dinners

Comment on strong support from Pubs Minister Brandon Lewis MP, for pubs to provide school dinners reported in today’s Daily Telegraph.


New figures show UK alcohol consumption down 2.1 per cent in 2013

UK alcohol consumption per head fell again in 2013, new figures show. This is the seventh year in the past nine that there has been a fall.


BBPA calls for changes to Government proposals on licensing fees

Government plans to change the way licensing fees are calculated for pubs, bars and nightclubs by local councils could result in huge new bills for small local pubs, according to the British Beer & Pub Association, in its response to a Government consultation, which closed this week.


Huge thanks to BBPA Midlands Secretary, Richard Matthews, on his retirement

British Beer & Pub Association Midlands Regional Secretary Richard Matthews has retired after 11 years in the post and 35 years in the industry.


Finalists announced for BBPA sponsored VisitEngland Awards for Excellence Tourism Pub Award

VisitEngland has today announced the finalists for their Awards for Excellence 2014. Among the categories is the British Beer & Pub Association sponsored Tourism Pub category.

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