BBPA highlights duty issue with beer mats

The campaign for a cut in beer tax has moved up a gear with the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) distributing more than 200,000 beer duty themed beer mats, produced in conjunction with the TaxPayers’ Alliance. The beer mats are being sent to 2,000 pubs across...

Five-year strategy for British beer exports

A new strategy to drive exports of British beer — the UK’s third biggest food and drink export — by £100m over the next five years has been launched by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA). The strategy launched at Fuller’s Griffin Brewery, in Chiswick, is...

DCLG gets tough over business rates relief

British Beer and Pubs Association (BBPA) chief executive, Brigid Simmonds, has welcomed a tough approach from the Department for Communities and Local Government in naming councils that are failing to distribute much-needed business rates relief to local pubs and...

BBPA welcomes Manchester rate relief action

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has welcomed a move by Manchester City Council to encourage local pubs to apply for pub-specific business rate relief. Chief executive, Brigid Simmonds, said: “It is great to see Manchester taking action, and I would like to...

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...