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15th February 2024

BBPA Reacts to UK Economy

Reacting to the news that the UK economy shrank by 0.3% in the last three months of 2023, Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:

“Today’s official figures indicating that the U.K. economy is in recession is extremely worrying and indicates that there will be no let up in the pressure facing the beer and pub sector. It underlines the importance of the Chancellor loosening the economic vice grip on breweries and pubs by cutting beer duty, capping business rates and introducing a pub specific VAT rate at the Spring Budget in just over two weeks.”


For more information or to arrange an interview contact / 020 7627 9199

About the British Beer & Pub Association

The BBPA represents businesses which between them brew over 90% of the beer sold in the UK and own 20,000 pubs.

Our members include international companies, national and local brewers and pub businesses operating managed and tenanted pubs in cities, towns and villages across the country.

These businesses are at the heart of communities and local economies and include family businesses who have been brewing beer and running pubs for hundreds of years alongside emerging brewers and pub operators.

The UK’s beer and pub industry supports close to 940,000 jobs

The industry adds £26.2billion to the UK’s economy each year


For more information or to arrange an interview contact / 020 7627 9199  

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