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).


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

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


Pub code legislation not the answer for Scottish pubs – SBPA hits back in Scotsman online column

Pub Code legislation, via the proposed Bibby Bill, is not the right...


Huge welcome for CAMRA call for £5K Business Rates relief for pubs

On the eve of the Great British Beer Festival, BBPA Chief Executive...


Annual Dinner & Awards 2017 – BBPA announces awards categories, entries now open

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and Pub & Bar magazine ha...


Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year Competition Takes Off

Following the huge success of the British Beer & Pub Association Pa...


BBPA publishes updated guide on drugs and pubs

The BBPA has now published an updated guide for licensees on the la...


Brewers’ Research and Education Fund applications approved, with £82K of new funding

The Court meeting of the Worshipful Company of Brewers has approved...


Brexit - BBPA welcomes Migration Advisory Committee review on post-Brexit skills needs

Commenting on today’s opinion piece in the FT by Amber Rudd – ‘A po...


Portsmouth – welcome changes to new licensing policy after BBPA representations

Portsmouth City Council has made some positive changes to its new l...

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