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).


Budget 2014 – new poll shows belt-tightened Britons want ‘Same again, George!’ with a cut or freeze in beer duty

The BBPA has published the full results of a new YouGov poll analysing how Britons are coping with the cost of living, which reveals that almost a fifth of workers are putting off going out to the pub until payday, because we can’t afford it.


Beer duty - beer and pub industry CEOs letter in Times

The full text of the letter from beer and pub industry CEOs published in yesterday’s Times letters page.


Budget 2014 – BBPA’s ‘Pub Story’ points to huge tax and regulation bill facing local pubs

Local pubs face an astonishing annual bill from the Government of over £122,000 each, according to new figures published today by the British Beer & Pub Association. The figures feature in a new publication, ‘The Pub Story’, published today by the BBPA.


New strategy for beer exports makes most of world’s growing taste for British beer

As new figures show growth of two per cent in British beer exports, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and National Association of Cidermakers, working with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), have today formally published a new strategy to grow beer and cider exports in 2014 and 2015.


Budget 2014 – Parliamentary motion urging a freeze in beer tax is now most popular tax campaign, as 100 MPs back call

Calls for a freeze in beer tax in the Budget now have more support than any other tax measure among early day motions (EDMs) signed by MPs, as the number supporting has reached 100.


BBPA backs English Tourism Week (29th March to 6th April) and urges pubs to get involved

The British Beer & Pub Association says brewers and pubs can get involved in English Tourism Week 2014; a week-long celebration of events from the 29th March to 6th April 2014. ETW showcase the quality and vibrancy of visitor experiences in England – a great opportunity to showcase British pubs, which are right at the heart of the UK’s tourism offer says the BBPA.


Local alcohol action areas show partnership at work – BBPA comments

Commenting on today’s Government announcement of the setting up of 20 local alcohol action areas (LAAAs).


Licensing fees: proposed caps far too high, says BBPA

Comment on today’s Government proposals for a new regime for local licensing fees.


Blackpool EMRO – BBPA’s Brigid Simmonds comments

Comment on the decision by Blackpool’s Licensing Committee to oppose an EMRO (Early Morning Restriction Order), from Brigid Simmonds, BBPA Chief Executive.

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