News

  • BBPA and UKHospitality publish employment guidance with Acas
    Today the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) and UKHospitality have published guidance to assist employers in the sector throughout the employment process. The guidance takes employers from the stage of recruiting a new employee to ending the employment relationship, and has been developed in combination with Acas (Advisory, Conciliation ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-04-12
  • BBPA welcomes Department for Transport’s next steps towards a new Aviation Strategy
    Today the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has welcomed the publication of the Department for Transport’s ‘Beyond the horizon – the future of UK aviation: next steps towards an aviation strategy’, the document outlines how the upcoming Aviation Strategy will help the UK’s important tourism sector, which supports the ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-04-09
  • BBPA responds to Environment Secretary’s announcement of a planned deposit return scheme
    Responding to the Environment Secretary’s announcement of a planned bottle and can deposit return scheme, Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, today commented: “The BBPA’s role as an industry leader in running packaging compliance schemes for many years puts us in a unique position working ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-03-28
  • BBPA responds to Migration Advisory Committee interim report
    Responding to the Migration Advisory Committee interim report on EEA workers in the UK labour market, Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, today commented: “The Migration Advisory Committee’s interim report highlights the importance of migrant workers in the hospitality sector. A survey of BBPA members ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-03-27
  • BBPA marks English Tourism Week with Secretary of State
    As English Tourism Week draws to a close BBPA Chief Executive visited one of Britain’s many great pubs in the constituency of the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matt Hancock MP. For tourists, Britain’s pubs are a beacon. They offer something uniquely British and are ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-03-23
  • BBPA Job Opportunity – Policy manager, pub operations & retailing
    The British Beer & Pub Association, the leading trade association representing the interests of the brewing and pub sectors, is seeking an experienced policy professional with strong communication and analysis skills to work as part of a very busy team. Based in our head office in the City of London ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-03-23
  • BBPA welcomes consultation on low alcohol product labelling
    The BBPA has welcomed the Department of Health’s consultation published yesterday, on low alcohol descriptors in the marketing or labelling of alcoholic drinks. This should provide an opportunity to change the rules to help grow the lower strength market and clarify labelling for consumers. The intention of the Department ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-03-16
  • BBPA provides guidance on alternatives to plastic straws
    Today, the BBPA has published guidance for pubs on alternatives to plastic straws. The guidance outlines the various recyclable, reusable and biodegradable options, including wheat, paper and glass straws. The guidance also provides information on food safety and food hygiene compliance. The BBPA and its members are fully committed to ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-03-15
  • BBPA comments on Spring Statement
    The British Beer & Pub Association has welcomed measures to help pubs announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement. The Chancellor made the following announcements: • Following a consultation last year business rates revaluations would be brought forward from 2022 to 2021, consequently bringing forward the following revaluation to 2024. ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-03-13
  • Pub and hospitality industry bodies make united call for supportive Spring Statement
    A coalition of industry and consumer bodies, including UKHospitality, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the Spring Statement. The joint letter urges the Chancellor to provide decisive ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-03-09
  • BBPA calls for more support for small businesses
    The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has responded to the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee’s Inquiry into small business and productivity. In the submission the BBPA highlight that over 80% of pubs are classified as small businesses and called on the Government to provide more support. As ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-03-09
  • BBPA comments on Pubs Code Adjudicator Tied Pub Tenant Survey
    Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, comments: “The PCA's tenant survey is an important benchmarking exercise for the sector. It is encouraging that a clear majority of tenants are aware of the Code, including their right to request an MRO (63%). A majority also stated ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-03-08
  • BBPA supports apprenticeship event in Parliament, as National Apprenticeship Week heats up
    The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) today supported the Pub and Bar Careers Group at a Parliamentary showcase of apprenticeships. This provided MPs with the opportunity to hear first-hand from apprentices working in the beer and pub sector and to learn more about industry plans to grow our own ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-03-06
  • BBPA welcomes Night Time Commission’s support for London’s vibrant Night Time Economy
    The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has today responded to the Night Time Commission’s call for evidence on London’s evening and late-night sector. The BBPA very much welcomes the Mayor’s support for pubs and the wider late-night economy, and specifically the support given via the establishment of the ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-02-20
  • 15th National Pubwatch Conference 2018 at Nottingham – online booking now open
    Don't miss the 15th National Pubwatch Conference being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham, on Tuesday 27th February 2018. Pubwatch pride themselves on providing delegates with a great experience and value for money, plus the opportunity to meet other Pubwatch representatives from around the country and share ideas and ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-02-13
  • BBPA Job Opportunity – Digital Communications Manager
    The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), the leading trade association representing the interests of the brewing and pub industries, is seeking an experienced digital communications manager to work as part of a busy team. Based in our head office in the City of London you will be responsible for ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-02-09
  • BBPA calls for a training framework fit for the future
    The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has today responded to the Government’s consultation on the implementation of T level programmes, as well as the Institute for Apprenticeships’ consultation on occupational maps. The BBPA has submitted two responses to the consultation on occupational maps. The first looks at the ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-02-09
  • Winners announced: Pub Chefs take the crown at House of Commons
    Celebrations are in order for two of the UK’s best pub chefs – Amy Houghton of The Shoulder of Mutton in Hebden Bridge, nominated by Craig Whittaker MP and Kevin MacLean of The Rat Inn, Hexham, nominated by Guy Opperman MP. The pair took the spotlight last night (7th February), ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-02-08
  • BBPA comments on new study from Cambridge University on low-alcohol beer
    BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds comments: “Among alcoholic drinks beer is already the lowest-strength option available. Notwithstanding this, in recent years brewers have worked hard to remove 1.3 billion units of alcohol from the market through producing low or no strength options and reducing the strength of existing products. “Existing ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-02-08
  • Beer sales rise at the end of 2017 – Chancellor’s duty freeze a timely boost to sales, says BBPA
    • Beer sales up 0.7 per cent in 2017 (an extra fifty-five million pints) • Positive end to year for beer sales supported by the freeze in the Budget in November • On-trade sales still fall by 2.4 per cent in 2017 • Quarterly ‘Beer Barometer’ from the British ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-02-07