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21st July 2022

BBPA responds to announcement of Alcohol Duty Reform delay

Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:

 “The delay to the Alcohol Duty Reform is extremely disappointing and will come as a blow to pub and brewing business who have been waiting on an announcement since this year’s Spring Statement.

“We would urge any new Government to keep these reforms on track to guarantee a reduced rate of draught beer duty that helps Britain’s brewers and pubs and supports lower-strength products as soon as possible.”


Notes to editors: 

The decision was announced in a written Parliamentary statement by Financial Secretary to the Treasury Lucy Frazer MP, available: Written statements – Written questions, answers and statements – UK Parliament 

About the British Beer & Pub Association
The BBPA represents UK companies 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 


Press release from the BBPA