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18th January 2024

British Beer and Pub Association Reacts To December Inflation Increase

Reacting to the announcement that inflation increased to 4% in December, Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:

“The increase in December’s inflation rate underscores the unrelenting cost pressures faced by the beer and pub sector and the continued challenge to manage these costs and keep businesses operating. It makes it more important that the Chancellor addresses the tax burden our industry faces and continues to invest in breweries and pubs at the Spring Budget with a cut to beer duty, a cap on the business rates multiplier and a reduction to the VAT rate applied for hospitality.”


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

About the British Beer & Pub Association

The BBPA represents businesses 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 / 020 7627 9199

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