Saturday, January 29, 2022

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Pubs celebrate freeze on beer duty

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Last week saw the British Beer and Pub Association celebrate a freeze in beer duty, which would have been slated to increase on Friday had chancellor Phillip Hammond not vetoed the move in his autumn budget last October. In mark of the occasion, Hammond spent the day at a brewery in Liverpool, where he praised the social and economic contributions...

BBPA welcome first Pub Code publications

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The British Beer and Pub Association has welcomed the publication of the first set of Pub Code awards by the Pubs Code Adjudicator. The released documents detail two arbitration proceedings currently being undertaken within the sector and are a forebear for what will be greater operational transparency and accountability. Six pub companies which are covered by the Pub Code - Admiral...

No deal Brexit to be “avoided at all costs” says BBPA

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Both on-trade and off-trade beer sales were up throughout the third quarter of 2018 - but the BBPA insists that the prospect of a no-deal Brexit is already punishing the hard-pushed pub sector. The sale of beer throughout the country grew by over 4 per cent in the third quarter of 2018, but Brexit uncertainty has driven some customers to...

Government reconsidering beer duty freeze

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In what would represent a potentially damaging u-turn on policy, the government is considering scrapping the beer duty freeze it introduced only last year. It has been reported that the Treasury is looking to free up £200m from raising the duty on beer as it looks to find alternative means to finance further spending plans. Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the...

Simmonds comments on public concern over beer duty

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BBPA Chief Executive, Brigid Simmonds, has expressed her views on a recent survey from YouGov for CAMRA which shows the public’s concerns over beer duty. The research, carried out by YouGov has found that 55% of people who expressed an opinion believe beer duty is too high at 54p per pint. Commenting on the survey from YouGov for CAMRA (Campaign for...

Sales of British beer fall by one percent in 2016

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A one percent fall in the sales of British beer during last year has provoked calls for one penny cut in duties.   Sales of British beer fell by one percent in 2016, prompting renewed calls from the industry for a one penny cut in duties. The decrease amounts to 78m fewer pints being sold compared to the 12 months prior. However,...