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 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.


Brewers say it with beer - industry thanks MPs for second duty cut

Brewers thanked the MPs who took a second penny off the pint in last month’s Budget in time-honoured tradition – by brewing a beer for them.


Back of the net! – Pub trade delighted with World Cup extra hours

Welcoming today’s decision on extra hours for pubs for England’s World Cup games.


World Cup opening hours –licensees urged to respond to consultation

With the Government’s snap consultation on extended hours for the World Cup ending this Wednesday, the BBPA is urging licensees to get involved in the on-line consultation.


BBPA comments on Personal Licences

Brigid Simmonds, BBPA Chief Executive, comments on the Government announcement on personal licences.


New glass recycling targets for glass will save companies millions, says BBPA

The BBPA has welcomed the reduction in the amount of waste glass that must be covered by packing waste recovery notes (PRNs) announced today, from 81 per cent to 75 per cent of glass, which will dramatically reduce the cost of compliance to brewers and pub companies, saving an estimated £15 to £20 million.

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