Leaders of more than 80 of the UK’s pub companies and breweries – who are members of the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) – have written to the Chancellor to demand action at next month’s Budget on VAT, business rates and beer duty.
Top chef and pub and bistro operator Gary Usher calls for more passion from lobbyists, greater support for independent businesses, a reduction in VAT and talks about the challenges around recruitment in the MA's Review of the Week.
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) is among many in the industry to call on the Government to allow pubs to serve beer from 10am this Sunday so both pubs and customers can benefit from England reaching the Women’s World Cup final.
Pub trade bodies UKHospitality (UKH) and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) have welcomed a consultation by the Government that is seeking views on matters relating to gaming machines in pubs and other venues.
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called for “meaningful action” to tackle fiscal headwinds as GDP figures released today (Wednesday 14 June) showed a 0.2% increase to the economy – buoyed by visits to pubs.
The delay to an announcement on extended energy support for businesses is “disappointing” and leaves many facing “crippling” bills as well as an uncertain start to 2023, according to leaders from across the sector.
Rail strikes over the festive period will be “catastrophic” for hospitality businesses more “reliant” than ever on Christmas trade to get through the first quarter of 2023, trade bodies from across the sector have said.
OFGEM’s investigations into reports on the pressure and “harm” caused by non-domestic contacts amid the on-going energy crisis are an “important part” of the regulator’s role, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has stated.
Pubs and brewers in “desperate need of relief” as leaders from across the sector urge newly appointed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to recognise the importance of pubs and breweries before it’s “too late”.
Pubs and brewers are being forced to make “extremely tough decisions” as soaring gas prices could cost the UK’s food and drink sector an extra £1.7bn in liquid CO2 expenses, research from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has revealed.
Amidst the race to become the new Prime Minister, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has issued all Conservative candidates a manifesto setting out what action needs to be taken to help the industry.
More than three quarters of licensees operating a partnered pub have praised the advice they receive form their pub company’s Business Development Managers (BDMs), new research conducted by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has revealed.
A new House of Lords select committee follow up report on the Licensing Act 2003, Post-Legislative Scrutiny, has come at a “critical” time and, while things have improved, some areas of inconsistency have remained, according to trade bodies across the...
The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has stated it will take “further effective strike action” if negotiations surrounding pay and job security cannot be settled, according to RMT general secretary Mick Lynch.
Hospitality trade bodies have called on the Government to tackle inflationary headwinds and introduce a new tax and investment regime to get the industry back on track and recognise the contribution it could make to the economy.
Weekend rail strikes saw hospitality sales “hugely affected”, particularly in London and Manchester, with some city pubs having reported a 50% decline in sales, according to S4labour and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).
Staff shortages within the hospitality sector have caused almost half (45%) of operators to cut trading hours or capacity in order to cope, costing the industry £21bn in lost revenue, a joint survey by UKHospitality (UKH), the British Institute of Innkeeping...
Almost 450m more pints were sold in the first quarter of 2022 versus 2021 thanks to the ending of Covid restrictions in pubs, new data from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) revealed ahead of Beer Day Britain today (15 June).
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has developed a 13-point pledge, #OpenToAll, encouraging pub and brewing businesses to ensure commitment to diversity and inclusion at the heart of their operations.