British Beer & Pub Association

Business research: a survey from sector trade bodies showed a quarter of businesses are out of cash reserves (image: Getty/claudiodivizia)

1 in 4 firms out of cash

By Nikkie Thatcher

A quarter of businesses have no cash reserves left while less than a third (29%) have under three months’ left, new research has shown.

Pub support: The second reading of the private member's bill will take place on 19 Jan (Credit: Getty/G Trade)

BBPA supports licensing hours extension bill

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) was proud to support an MP’s drop-in event ahead of the second reading of her bill that will help pubs extend opening hours during national events.

BBPA appoints Greene King CEO Nick Mackenzie as chairman

BBPA appoints Nick Mackenzie as chairman

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Greene King chief executive Nick Mackenzie has been elected as chairman of the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) today (6 December).

Shutting doors: Pub closures to continue in new year (Credit: Getty/ilbusca)

750 pubs set to close in first half of 2024

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) is calling for Government action after new data revealed 750 pubs are set to close in the first half of 2024.

BBPA and WRAP collaborate for food waste webinar


BBPA and WRAP team up to battle against food waste war

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs have been invited to find out how they can save money and cut food waste as part of a collaboration between the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Public support is there: BBPA CEO Emma McClarkin said the on-trade consistently contributes to the UK economy and needs help

BBPA calls for Gov action as sector boosts GDP figures

By Gary Lloyd

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.

Sector reaction: trade bodies have responded to the new deal announcement (image: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

New NI trade deal ‘encouraging’

By Nikkie Thatcher

The new Windsor Framework has been welcomed by a number of trade bodies, alongside hopes it will deliver clarity for businesses in Northern Ireland.

Research reveals: a recent survey showed 16% of trade body members have no cash reserves (image: Getty/georgeclerk)

Warnings of thousands more closures without help

By Nikkie Thatcher

A number of trade bodies have warned there will be further pub closures if the Government doesn’t step in to help businesses battle ‘devastating energy costs’.

Shuttered sites: some 386 pubs closed during 2022, according to research from Altus Group (image: Getty/The Good Brigade)

Closure stats 'upsetting but not surprising'

By Rebecca Weller

More pubs could be “lost forever” as the hospitality sector continues to be “pushed to breaking point”, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has stated.

Industry reaction: many from the sector have welcomed the duty freeze extension (image: Getty/MarkWagonerProductions)

Alcohol duty freeze extended

By Nikkie Thatcher

Duty rates on alcohol have been frozen for six months to 1 August 2023, the Government has announced.

Tackling climate change: BBPA welcomes changes to Scotland's DRS (Getty/ Yagi Studio)

BBPA welcomes Deposit Return Scheme change

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has welcomed Circularity Scotland’s decision to reduce producer fees for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme.

Industry research: some 35% of the more than 500 businesses surveyed are expecting to make a loss or be unviable in the next two months (image: Getty/imaginima)

1 in 3 firms at risk of going bust

By Nikkie Thatcher

More than one third of hospitality companies are at risk of business failure due to rocketing costs, a new survey has found.

Industry response: the sector has also paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II (image: Getty/South_agency)

No obligation to close during mourning period

By Nikkie Thatcher

The decision to close during the mourning period, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II is at the discretion of the business, official guidance has advised.

Royal news: Queen Elizabeth II was the UK's longest reigning monarch

Pub sector pays tribute to Queen

By Nikkie Thatcher

Many voices from the sector including the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died this afternoon (Thursday 8 September).

Job vacancies: British Beer & Pub Association boss Emma McClarkin called on the Government to make it easier to recruit and retain staff (image: Getty/skynesher)

Vacancies up more than a third on 2021

By Nikkie Thatcher

Job vacancies in the hospitality sector have risen by 44,000 (34%) compared to last year despite a small fall over the past three months, according to official figures.

Spiralling prices: Rising energy costs are crippling pubs across the country, says BBPA boss Emma McClarkin

Energy crisis: ‘Situation dire’ for pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

Trade body the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has written to the two Conservative party candidates, urging them to meet with business leaders to help save pubs and other hospitality venues from closure.

Pulling pints: Beer sales rise yet sector still needs support (Getty/ agrobacter)


450m more pints sold in 2022 first quarter vs 2021

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

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).

Rising costs: increasing energy bills are hitting operators amid a myriad of other soaring prices (image: Getty/coldsnowstorm)

‘Rising energy costs hitting firms at worst possible time’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Rocketing energy bills are crippling the sector at “the worst possible time”, following the impact of Plan B guidance over the festive period and ahead of Government support such as the lower VAT rate and business rates support ending.

New measures: the rules mean those who test positive for Covid-19 can leave isolation on day six if they have had two consecutive negative lateral flow tests on days five and six (image: Getty/TraceyAPhotos)

Cutting isolation to 5 full days ‘very helpful for sector’

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government’s announcement about self-isolation for those with Covid-19 being able to end after five full days following two negative lateral flow tests has been welcomed by the trade as it could help ease staffing pressures.