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...]

Government moves to tackle ‘double charging’ for BIDs welcomed

The BBPA has welcomed moves by the Government to tackle ‘double charging’ for local businesses operating in Business Improvements … [Read more...]

Business Rates – freeze multiplier now, urges BBPA

With today’s RPI inflation figures pointing to a £15 million rise in the business rates bill for community pubs, the British Beer & … [Read more...]

England’s Pubs Toast Tourism

VisitEngland announces new partnership with The British Beer & Pubs Association for English Tourism Week 2015  9 October … [Read more...]