Tag: British Beer & Pub Association

Winter is coming: Over 100 hospitality businesses write to PM urging intervention

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With concerns that many in the industry will not survive the “bleakest of winters” that awaits, a group of businesses led by trade bodies British Beer & Pub Association, UKHospitality and the British Institute of Innkeeping have warned that thousands of jobs will be lost if more is not done.

Pub body makes voice heard on Brexit

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BBPA backs focus on transitional measures for EU exit The British Beer & Pub Association has signified its support for the approach outlined by the CBI and other leading industry groups, to ensure that, alongside the brewing and pub industry’s existing priorities, robust transitional arrangements are in place as the UK prepares to leave the European union. The BBPA also welcomed...

Call for agent-of-change principle for Licensing Act

In proposals published last week, the House of Lords’ committee has called for the introduction of an agent-of-change principle as part of its recommendations for the overhaul of the Licensing Act.   The principle would indicate a victory for longstanding pubs and other such venues, for it means that any person or business that causes a change in the local environment...

Report: Pubs contribute £23bn to UK economy

A report published by Oxford Economics has found that the beer and pub industry in Britain is a major contributor to the British economy. With employment in the sector rising, thanks to serial beer duty cuts of late, the question is: how will the pub industry sustain this going into Brexit Britain without further tax concessions? A new report by...

Pub sector calls for budget cut in beer duty rate

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New report by Oxford Economics adds weight to call for cut in beer duty rate A new report by economic experts Oxford Economics (OE), commissioned by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), has found that the beer and pub industry in Britain employs almost 900,000 people, and contributes £23.1 billion to the British economy. The BBPA says the figures...

BBPA Responds to Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures

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BBPA lay out proposal to UK Government seeking to ‘future proof’ certain amusement machines popular in pubs across the country. The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has responded to the UK Government’s review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures, and has called on the Government to ensure that ‘Category C’ amusement machines in pubs remain attractive to customers,...

Comment – What have you done for me lately?

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The chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, Brigid Simmonds, has been commenting on proposed changes to the Late Night Levy, which would make it possible for local authorities to target specific streets with tax payments for venues that stay open between midnight and six am. This will make it easier for local authorities to impose a Late...