Better regulation –pubs enforcement highlighted at ministerial meeting

The BBPA’s Brigid Simmonds was among UK business leaders and regulators yesterday, at a round table at the Department of Business … [Read more...]

Budget 2015 – email your MP about huge impact of beer and pubs – new website from the BBPA

The campaign to secure a third, historic cut in beer duty moved up another gear today, with the launch of a new website from the BBPA, where … [Read more...]

Budget 2015 – new report adds weight to call for freeze in beer duty, as 870,000 jobs depend on beer and pubs

870,000 jobs supported by beer and pubs, 44 per cent of which are under 25s £21.7 billion contribution to the economy in Gross Value … [Read more...]

British beer sales up for the first time in ten years

Total beer sales up 1.3 per cent in 2014,  ending a decade of decline Off-trade sales overtake on trade, for the first time on record A … [Read more...]

SUSTAIN partnership – great start to 2015, as membership rises from five to 14


Nine new members have formally signed up to the BBPA-operated SUSTAIN waste packaging compliance scheme, marking a great start to 2015. The … [Read more...]

TTIP trade talks – BBPA speaks up for level playing field for beer in new CBI report

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds features in ‘Five top reasons to support TTIP’, a new publication from the CBI today, promoting the … [Read more...]

Constructive dialogue needed to promote confidence in pubs legislation, BBPA Chairman Jonathan Neame tells MPs and Peers

BBPA Chairman Jonathan Neame has told MPs that the pub industry recognises that Clause 42 in the Small Business Bill (MRO) is here to stay, … [Read more...]

New survey shows tenanted/leased pub closure rate of five per week, in the year to September 2014

As the pubco legislation reaches a critical stage in Parliament this week, new research shows that recent pub closure figures in the … [Read more...]

BBPA welcomes moves on personal licences

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has welcomed moves by the Home Office to permit the continuation of personal licences through the … [Read more...]

Beer enjoys year-on-year sales growth for third consecutive quarter – BBPA Q3 ‘Beer Barometer’  

otal beer sales up 1.4 per cent, year-on-year Third quarter of year-on-year growth Recovery needs further cuts in beer duty, says … [Read more...]