Trade groups call for business rates reform

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) is one of a number of signatories on a letter to the three main political parties, making a case for business rates reform. The challenges businesses face as the UK negotiates its future relationship with Europe has made...

Anchor Inn, Seatown, is tourism pub of the year

A seaside pub run by independent brewery Palmers has been named VisitEngland’s tourism pub of the year. The Anchor, in Seatown, West Dorset, owned by Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) member Palmers, took home the top spot in the pub category of the VisitEngland...

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...