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21st June 2017

BBPA reacts to Queen’s Speech

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Following the Queen’s Speech this morning, the British Beer & Pub Association’s Chief Executive, comments:


“It is clear that this session of Parliament will be dominated by Brexit, with limited room for other legislation.  I am pleased that the speech specifically mentioned the importance of working closely with business, and support for exports and skills.


“As the Brexit bills proceed, we will certainly be making clear our priorities; robust transitional arrangements, trading as freely as possible with frictionless customs arrangements, and future access to the skills we need with the rights of our existing employees swiftly safeguarded.


“We will of course continue to campaign for our other key priorities, not least a more competitive tax regime for the future.”




For further information, please contact:

David Wilson, Director of Public Affairs: 020 7627 9151

Neil Williams, Head of Media: 020 7627 9156 / 07974 249 779

Tom Pratt, Campaigns & Communications Officer 020 7627 9155


Notes to editors:


The British Beer & Pub Association is the leading body representing Britain’s brewers and pub companies. The Association is more than a century old and was originally founded as the Brewers’ Society in 1904. Our members account for some 90 per cent of beer brewed in Britain today, and own around 20,000 of the nation’s pubs.


Neil Williams

Head of Media

British Beer & Pub Association

020 7627 9156

07974 249 779