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25th May 2023

BBPA responds to inflation figures

Responding to the latest inflation figures released today, Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:

“It is a relief to finally see a fall in inflation, but we are not out of the woods yet, and the impact of continued price increases over the past year are sure to be felt in the long-term.  These conditions have wiped out profits for pubs and brewers and completely stagnated opportunities for growth across our industry. Soaring energy costs have further squeezed profit margins, and we are still calling on the Government to instruct energy suppliers to offer fairer terms to business locked-in to sky-high rates to help with this. Hopefully, inflation will continue to fall in the coming months, bringing an overall decrease in cost but we still need action now to save businesses in the future.”


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

Notes to editors:

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


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