Brigid Simmonds, BBPA Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, comments:“I welcome Brandon Lewis to this post and hope to meet him soon. He has a good track record supporting small businesses.
“There has never been a greater need for a pubs champion in the Government. We will certainly be pressing the case for action on range of fronts, not least of which is for the Pubs Minister to champion a freeze in beer duty within the Government and to keep moving forward on cutting red tape for pubs.”
Notes to editors:
The British Beer & Pub Association is the UK’s leading organisation representing the brewing and pub sector. Its members account for 96 per cent of the beer brewed in the UK and own half of Britain’s 51,000 pubs.
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