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27th July 2023

BBPA responds to Ofgem non-domestic review

Responding to Ofgem’s non-domestic review, Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:

“This long-awaited review from Ofgem which publicly notes the unacceptable behaviour of energy suppliers towards businesses over the past year is welcome.

“Unfortunately, these recommendations have been too slow coming, and a failure to act sooner has cost businesses across the country millions of pounds and undue stress for months on end. Poor supplier behaviour has also led to the hospitality unfairly being seen as a risky sector.

“Now, what we need is these recommendations to urgently become policy and take effect giving reassurance that the same behaviour won’t be allowed to happen again, and that the businesses and livelihoods of people across the country won’t be at the mercy of huge energy supplier costs again. Given the clear need for further action, we will continue to work with Ofgem and the Government to ensure pubs and breweries receive fair deals and treatment when it comes to their contracts 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

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