BBPA opposes Hackney late night levy

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has responded to a consultation on the introduction of a late night levy in Hackney, London, arguing that it would be, in effect, a direct tax on local businesses. It says the council should, instead, look to pursue a...

Reactions to Lords licensing recommendations

House of Lords Select Committee recommendations to radically overhaul the Licensing Act have been broadly welcomed by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA). Chief executive, Brigid Simmonds, said: “I very much welcome the committee’s statement that...

Amendment on pub planning issues welcomed

News that the Government will put forward its own, new amendment on pub planning issues has been welcomed by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA). it will support a measure to close a planning loophole in England which has...