Average price of a pint passes £3 mark

The average price of a pint of bitter in a British pub has broken through the £3 barrier for the first time, according to the new Annual Statistical Handbook from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), published today. The figure will fuel concerns over...

Britain exports one billion pints of beer

x New figures from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) show one billion pints of British beer were shipped around the world last year, bringing a £600 million boost to the UK economy. Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the British Beer...

BBPA warns against beer tax rise

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has issued a warning that today’s rocketing inflation rate should not be used to ratchet up beer taxes in the autumn Budget, as currently planned.  If the Chancellor sticks to an inflation-based increase already...