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).


Welcome for debate in Parliament next week, on taxation in beer and pub Sector

The BBPA has welcomed a debate to take place next Tuesday in Parlia...


BBPA Pub Chef of the Year competition - Nomination deadline extended to 7th November

The BBPA's Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year competition is still ...


BBPA distributes over 200,000 ‘Cut Beer Tax’ beer mats to 2,000 pubs

The campaign for a cut in beer tax has moved up a gear this week, w...


£100 million boost for British beer thanks to new export strategy

A new strategy to drive exports of British beer, the UK’s third big...


Beer Duty and Business Rates – eight leading industry bodies call for decisive action from Chancellor in Budget

Eight leading bodies representing the entire supply chain in Britai...


Business rates – BBPA welcomes tough approach from DCLG over rate reliefs for pubs

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has welcomed the tough approac...


Pubs call for action over looming £60 million business rates bombshell

Leading trade and consumer associations representing the UK’s pub s...


Action needed on tax, BBPA Chairman David Forde tells BBPA Annual Dinner

The UK beer and pub industry is taking up the challenge of respondi...


BBPA Awards – Black Sheep, Craft Union, the Co-op and Heineken UK scoop the prizes at BBPA Annual Dinner

Awards for Black Sheep, Craft Union, the Co-op and Heineken UK, alo...

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