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).


New figures published today for every Parliamentary constituency and local authority area show vital role of beer and pubs

The results of a huge new survey have been released today, which show the impact on jobs, wages, and the economy of Britain’s brewing and pub trade at a local level – with updated unique information for every Parliamentary constituency and local authority area in Britain.


Budget 2014 - new report adds weight to call for freeze in beer duty, as 900,000 jobs depend on beer and pubs

Calls are growing for a freeze in beer duty in this year’s Budget, as a report shows that an astonishing 900,000 jobs depend on British beer and pubs – and almost half (44%) are younger workers aged 16-24, who need job these vital jobs the most. The figures show it is all the more vital that the Chancellor freezes beer duty in the Budget, says the BBPA.


Sugar in beer - BBPA sets record straight

Today’s reports suggesting that a pint of ale contains nine teaspoons of sugar are hugely wide of the mark.


BBPA welcomes Welsh Government extension of Small Business Rate Relief

The British Beer & Pub Association has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to extend Small Business Rate Relief to March 2015, which will avoid a massive £3.4 million bill for thousands of pubs across Wales – as campaigned for by the industry’s Better Rates for Pubs campaign.


World Cup pub opening hours – BBPA urges rethink from Home Office

Comment on this weekend’s reports that pubs will not receive nationwide permission to stay open for late matches in World Cup 2014.


World Cup pub opening hours – pubs’ delight at change of heart

Comment on reports that The Prime Minister has intervened regarding the late opening of pubs during the World Cup.


Budget 2014 – freeze in beer duty would secure 2,400 jobs this year alone, Britain’s brewers tell Treasury Minister

A freeze in beer duty would build on the success of last year’s historic Budget duty cut – promoting jobs, growth, and investment in Britain’s vital brewing and pub sector.


Britain’s brewers toast continued growth in volumes, as positive impact of Beer Duty cut continues

British beer sales have increased for two consecutive quarters - the first time in 10 years - according to the latest quarterly ‘Beer Barometer’ figures from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).


New guidance ensures pubs will be the real winners of Brazil 2014

New guidance ensures pubs will be the real winners of Brazil 2014 With only 20 weeks to go until the 2014 World Cup kicks off, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has produced definitive guidance for pubs, to help ensure that this year’s World Cup screenings are a success.

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