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On-trade lost £5.7bn in beer sales last year

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On-trade lost £5.7bn in beer sales last year

By James McAllister

New data from the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) reveals that the on-trade lost £5.7bn of revenue from beer sales alone in 2021 – equivalent to 1.4 billion pints.

Pubs to lose out on £9m during Euro final

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Pubs to lose out on £9m during Euro final

By James McAllister

The boost to pubs fuelled by England reaching the UEFA Euro 2020 final will be 'greatly hindered' by trading restrictions, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has warned.

Trade bodies call on Government to extend business rates holliday

Businesses face ‘rocky road to recovery’

By Finn Scott-Delany

Hospitality trade bodies UKH, BBPA and BII have called for Government to extend the business rates holiday for at least a further three months to allow businesses to get back on their feet.

Business leaders press Government for pub reopening date soon after lockdown

Pub beer sales down nearly £8b in 2020

By Joe Lutrario

Beer and pub sector leaders are pressing the Government for a reopening date as data reveals that trading restrictions and lockdowns caused sales of beer to plummet by 56% in 2020.

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

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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

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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).

The BBPA, BISL and BHA are calling for a halt to

'We need a rates freeze' hospitality leaders tell ministers

By Luke Nicholls

Chief executives of the UK’s pub, hotel, restaurant and leisure industry trade bodies have today hit back at huge hikes in business rates planned for next year in a letter to cabinet ministers Eric Pickles and Vince Cable.

Discos, DJ and other special music events at pubs could be liable to higher fees if PPL get their way

New music fee proposals 'totally unacceptable' says BBPA

By Emma Eversham

Proposals to increase the rates that pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants pay to host DJ nights or other special music-focused events are 'totally unacceptable' according to the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA).

BBPA: The beer tax escalator will see more pubs struggle

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Pub closure rate slows, but beer tax hike imminent

By Becky Paskin

The rate of pub closures has slowed to 25 per week, although government plans for a 7 per cent rise in beer tax in next week’s budget could prolong damage to the sector.

Any landlord offering a poker night should read this leaflet

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Poker leaflet helps pubs play their cards right

By Jennie Pick

The Gambling Commission and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) are backing a new leaflet designed to help landlords keep poker legal in their pubs.

Sales of draft beer are being  overtaken by sales of beer in  cans and bottles

Customer alcohol spend at 37-year low

By Emma Eversham

The amount of money customers spend on alcohol when out drinking is at its lowest level since 1972 according to latest statistics from the British Beer & Pub Association

Pub closures reach 2,000 since 2008 Budget

Pub closures reach 2,000 since 2008 Budget

By Becky Paskin

A record 2,000 pubs have closed since Chancellor Alistair Darling increased beer tax in the 2008 Budget, taking with them 20,000 industry jobs

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