International Trade

Up and away: gin sales are on the rise

British gin outsells beef

By Huw Cross

Britain exports more gin than beef, according to new figures that show overseas sales reached £530m in 2017.

Overseas help: the UK exports 3.4m barrels of beer to the US each year

US beer tax cuts will save UK British exporters £7.2m

By Nikkie Sutton

Significant cuts in US beer tax will save UK beer exporters millions of pounds and this has been welcomed by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the Society for Independent Brewers (SIBA).

Big challenges: industry experts will be grilled on the impact of Brexit on the food and drink sector

JDW and ALMR to be quizzed over Brexit food and drink inquiry

By Georgina Townshend

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has published evidence submissions from industry insiders and trade bodies for the Brexit and the implications for UK business: processed food and drink inquiry.

On the road: pub showcase could encourage more overseas tourists to visit British pubs

Mock pub aims to drive UK tourism and beer exports

By Fred A'Court

A British pub set-up complete with bar, seating areas and even an iconic red telephone box at overseas trade shows could also be used to boost beer exports – with the added bonus of visiting a pub as a ‘must do’ activity during a visit to the UK.

'Considerable challenges': Tories promise to make longer-term business rates reforms Photo Credit: Jay Allen

General Election 2017

Tories promise long-term reforms to business rates system

By Georgina Townshend

The Conservative Party has admitted that the business rates system “presents considerable challenges” to small businesses and has promised to make longer-term reforms in its pre-election manifesto.