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  • Industry employers and Job Centres unite to promote the hospitality sector as a great place to work
    Hospitality industry employers are integral contributors to the UK jobs market and are once again teaming up with Job Centres, industry bodies and charities to raise awareness of the sector as a great place to work – all part of an annual month-long campaign ‘Hospitality Works’ from the Department for ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-02-05
  • BBPA responds to Home Office consultation on relaxation of licensing hours for the Royal Wedding
    The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has responded to the Government’s consultation on the relaxation of licensing hours for the Royal Wedding. The BBPA made the original request for extended hours for pubs in England and Wales for the weekend of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-02-02
  • BBPA responds to Treasury consultation on corporate tax and the digital economy
    The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has responded to the Government’s consultation on corporate tax and the digital economy. The response urges the Treasury to deliver more far-reaching reform, to ensure fairness across business and address the rapidly evolving nature of business. The BBPA says, wide-ranging reform of business ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-02-01
  • BBPA welcomes proposal for extension of the Youth Mobility Scheme and calls for urgent immigration debate
    The BBPA has today welcomed the proposal contained in a report from think tank Policy Exchange for an extension of the Youth Mobility Scheme. The Youth Mobility Scheme is for young people who want to live, work and travel in the United Kingdom for a period of up to two ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-01-31
  • Parliamentary Pub Chef of the year competition heats up
    The Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year’s Big Cook Off was filled with intensity and anticipation as the eight finalists gathered to compete against each other in the contest organised by the British Beer & Pub Association and the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group, in partnership with Nestlé Professional.   ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-01-29
  • BBPA comments on the planned merger of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and the British Hospitality Association
    Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, comments: “Many congratulations to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (BHA) on their proposed merger. As a sector, brewing and pubs contributes £23 billion to the UK economy and we look forward ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-01-23
  • BBPA Responds to Latest Government Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures
    The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has responded to the Government’s consultation on gaming machines and social responsibility proposals, and has called on the Government to ensure that Category C amusement machines (also known as fruit machines) in pubs remain attractive to customers, so that they continue to form ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-01-22
  • Hospitality industry seeks to make recruitment and development of British workers a priority in face of a severe skills shortage
    Key industry bodies have united to urge businesses to make the recruitment and development of British workers a priority. They have joined forces with Springboard and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to deliver Hospitality Works: a month-long campaign launching on 7 February 2018. Since its conception in 2015, ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-01-19
  • BREF – Brewers’ Research & Education Fund opens for applications for 2018
    A major grants fund that provides funding for scientific research and education in the brewing industry has begun inviting applications for funding in 2018/19. Under the Brewers’ Research & Education Fund (BREF), applicants have just under three months to submit their bids, with a deadline for funding applications of ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-01-12
  • BBPA comments on 25-year plan for environment
    BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds: “I welcome today's announcements, with their focus on the long-term commitment to protecting the environment “As signatories of the Courtauld Commitment, we are committed to working closely with the Government and other partners in reducing emissions and tackling waste. “The industry already has a ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-01-11
  • BBPA welcomes new ‘Agent of Change’ Bill introduced in Parliament to protect pubs and other venues
    The BBPA has welcomed the publication of the ‘Agent of Change’ Bill, which was introduced in Parliament yesterday by Warley MP John Spellar. BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds comments: “It is great to see this issue being pushed up the agenda, thanks to John Spellar who along with the ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-01-11
  • BBPA welcomes consultation on extended pub hours for Royal Wedding
    The BBPA has welcomed the Government’s decision to consult on extended pub hours for the Royal wedding on Friday and Saturday, 18th and 19th May, until 1am the following morning. The BBPA had written to the Home Office requesting the move as soon as the wedding date was first announced. ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2018-01-08
  • Welcome for US beer tax cuts
    Significant cuts in US beer duty will save British beer exporters £7.2 million, and have been welcomed by the BBPA. Taxes are being reduced by $2 per US barrel for all brewers exporting to the US from the UK. The UK exports 3.4 million barrels to the US ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2017-12-21
  • BBPA comments on PCA’s compliance handbook
    Commenting on today’s publication of a regulatory compliance handbook by the Pub Code Adjudicator, BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds, said: “Whilst we welcome these examples of best practice in code compliance, there is a concern that this could create another level of complexity, in addition to the existing code. ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2017-12-15
  • Royal Wedding – BBPA calls for extra pub hours
    With the Royal Wedding announced for Saturday, 19th May, the British Beer & Pub Association is leading calls for extended pub hours, which would give a £10 million boost to the trade. There’s no better way to celebrate a Royal Wedding, says the BBPA, than with family and friends ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2017-12-15
  • BBPA comments on report from Jo Cox Foundation on loneliness
    BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds, comments: “This is very welcome report, which rightly recognises that all of us, including businesses, can do more to help tackle loneliness. “Whilst our domestic and social lives are changing, pubs do play a vital role in bringing people together, creating a great social ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2017-12-15
  • Looking to the future, with the right policies for beer and pubs – Christmas reception in Parliament
    Mike Wood, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Beer group, welcomed guests to a packed House of Commons terrace last night, for the annual BBPA and APPBG Christmas reception. In a keynote speech, newly-elected BBPA Chairman, Simon Emeny, told MPs and industry guests, that the sector was looking to ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2017-12-14
  • BBPA Annual General Meeting – Fuller’s Simon Emeny becomes BBPA Chairman
    Simon Emeny, Chief Executive of Fuller Smith & Turner plc, has become BBPA Chairman today, at the Association’s annual general meeting at Brewers’ Hall in London. He succeeds David Forde, Managing Director of HEINEKEN UK, who completes two successful years in office. Simon has been with Fuller’s, based at ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2017-12-13
  • BBPA tips and advice for licensees over the festive period
    The BBPA has today distributed a collection of guidance and advice, aimed at pubs over the festive season. The guidance pack features advice on application dates for Christmas and New Year TENs to extend hours, managing safety in premises, preventing drink driving, stock control tips and managing winter health ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2017-12-07
  • Engagement regarding HMRC enforcement of national minimum/living wages
    The BBPA has submitted evidence to the Labour Market Enforcement directorate, following concerns raised by member companies regarding HMRC enforcement of national minimum wage legislation. Whilst BBPA and companies firmly believe that where businesses are wilfully underpaying staff they rightly deserve to be penalised and ‘named and shamed’. However, ... read more
    Source: BBPA News RSSPublished on 2017-12-05