The BBPA has called for another cut in beer duty to help revive beer sales in pubs

Off-trade beer sales overtake on-trade for first time

By Carina Perkins

Sales of beer in supermarkets and off-licences overtook pub sales for the first time on record last year, according to the latest data from the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA).

Tim Farron MP has given his support of cutting VAT across tourism to make the UK more competitive with Europe

South Lakes MP supports Cut Tourism VAT campaign

By Emma Eversham

South Lakes MP Tim Farron has pledged his support of the Cut Tourism VAT campaign and is putting pressure on the Treasury to bring tax rates for hotels, restaurants and other hospitality and leisure businesses into line with those in other European countries. 

Hospitality businesses and industry bodies have signed the letter to Chancellor George Osborne pressing for the reduced VAT rate

Hospitality industry unites to support VAT cut for tourism

By Luke Nicholls

The British Hospitality Association, Travelodge and Whitbread are among a number of leading hospitality businesses and industry bodies that have united to urge the Government to slash the rate of VAT for the tourism sector to five per cent. 

French leisure entrepreneur and lobbyist Jacques borel is aiming to influence Government policy before the next general election

Family Brewers joins Jacques Borel's 5% VAT club

By Luke Nicholls

The Independent Family Brewers of Britain has pledged £240k of funding to support Jacques Borel’s campaign to reduce the VAT charged in pubs on drink, food and accommodation to five per cent.

HM Revenue & Customs detained the two restaurateurs on suspicion of evading tax

Two Edinburgh restaurateurs detained by HMRC in tax raids

By Luke Nicholls

Two restaurateurs from Edinburgh have been detained by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on suspicion of failing to pay tax, as part of the on-going taskforce operation targeting restaurants across Scotland.

The equivalent to 45 million fewer pints were sold over the quarter compared with last year, or 488,000 fewer per day

BBPA reveals more bad news for UK pubs

By Luke Nicholls

UK pub beer sales are down 4.3 per cent in the third quarter from the same period last year, according to the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA).

BigHospitality fully supports the PMA's campaign to reduce VAT - do you?

Sign official petition to cut VAT to 5%

By Becky Paskin

An official petition has been lodged with the Government calling for a reduction in VAT to 5 per cent for the hospitality industry.

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