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30th March 2023

BBPA response to the Introduction of tourism tax in Manchester

Please see the BBPA’s response to the introduction of a tourism tax in Manchester.

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

“It is disappointing that Manchester has decided to introduce a tourism tax. Hospitality businesses are already subject to high taxation, and the introduction of this new levy comes just as our sector is also facing extreme pressure from skyrocketing energy costs, rising prices and cost of living crisis.   

“Pubs and breweries contribute hugely to tourism in cities across the country, drawing visitors from across the globe. Now is not the time to place additional deterrents on visitors that want to enjoy the hospitality that is the forefront of the UK’s tourism offer”. 


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