Sharp drop in pub beer sales adds to urgent calls for a beer tax rethink

Sales of beer in Britain’s pubs suffered a worrying, 3.6 per cent drop in the third quarter, the worst Q3 performance for five years. The news has prompted urgent calls for a halt to yet more beer tax rises in the Budget on 22nd November. The figures are released today in the Quarterly ‘Beer Barometer’, from the British Beer & Pub Association. The 3.6 per cent drop in on-trade sales from July to September, represents an astonishing 35 million fewer pints sold in Britain’s pubs, bars and re...


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).


Gloucester rejection of Late Night Levy shows policy is not the answer, says BBPA

Yesterday’s decision by Gloucester Council to reject a Late Night L...


Pub sector joins forces to demand business rates reform

The BBPA has joined a coalition of consumers, pub owners, operators...


Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year Competition Takes Off

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


Consultation launched on draft standard for the Brewer Trailblazer Apprenticeship

The BBPA is supporting a consultation on a new draft standard for a...


BBPA welcomes Jake Berry as new pubs minister

Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has welcomed Jake Berry as the new ...


BBPA publishes latest cost benchmarking data for tenants and lessees

The BBPA has today published [the latest edition of its operating c...


Cautious approach needed on minimum wage rates – BBPA submission

The British Beer & Pub Association has urged a cautious approach wh...


BBPA clarifies codes system for pubs in Scotland

The BBPA has moved to clarify suggestions that there is no code gov...


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

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

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