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).


September inflation – BBPA issues warning over beer tax in Budget

The British Beer & Pub Association has issued a warning that today'...


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BBPA comments on PCA MRO report

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Nominations for BBPA's Parliamentary Pub Chef Awards 2017/18 gather momentum

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) opened the second Parliam...


Sustain, the BBPA’s green packaging partnership, delivering big savings to members

Sustain, the BBPA’s Sustainable Packaging Partnership, has grown fr...


Business rates – time for action over councils’ failure to deliver rates relief

Commenting on today’s FOI statistics showing local authorities have...


BBPA job opportunity - Policy & Information Officer

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55 per cent think UK beer duty too high – Brigid Simmonds comments

Commenting on today’s survey from YouGov for CAMRA (Campaign for Re...

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