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).

Yesterday parliamentary vote will result in the addition of a clause to the Small Business Bill

MPs' pubco vote divides industry

By Melodie Michel

MPs’ vote to allow ‘tied’ pub landlords to order beer from providers outside their brand is dividing the industry.

Pub operators have agreed to sell less than 12.5 per cent ABV house wines

Industry pledges to stock lower ABV house wines

By Melodie Michel

Pubs and bars have agreed to stock house wines below 12.5 per cent ABV and promote lower-alcohol products to customers as part of the government’s campaign to tackle the £21bn a year cost of drink-related harm.

The rate relief extension will help Welsh pubs avoid £250,000 in tax on the previously proposed increases

BBPA welcomes Wales' Small Business Rate Relief

By Luke Nicholls

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to extend Small Business Rate Relief to March 2015, which will avoid a £3.4m bill for thousands of pubs across Wales – as campaigned for by the industry’s Better...

The BBPA and ALMR said the Government's emphasis should be on stopping supermarkets selling alcohol below-cost rather than setting a minimum price for alcohol

Pub industry responds to Government's alcohol strategy consultation

By Emma Eversham

Trade bodies representing the pub sector have given their views on the Government's alcohol strategy consultation, putting forward a positive response to plans to cut red tape for the licensed sector and a ban on multi-buy promotions while questioning...

Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, has announced new awards for the beer and pub industry to be awarded at the BBPA annual dinner

BBPA launches first beer and pub industry awards

By Peter Ruddick

The British Beer and Pub Association has announced it is to recognise the pub and beer industry with a set of awards, including Pub Champion 2012, to be  presented at its annual dinner.

Jonathan Neame, chief executive of Shepherd Neame, has been named as the new chair of the BBPA

Shepherd Neame's Jonathan Neame named BBPA chair

By Peter Ruddick

Jonathan Neame, the chief executive of Kent-based brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame, has been named as the new chair of the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA).