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19th March 2024

British Beer and Pub Association Responds to Government Consultation on Martyn’s Law 

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has submitted its response to the Government’s consultation on Martyn’s Law, welcoming the more proportionate approach for Standard Tier venues but emphasising the need for a risk-based approach that ensures the safety of patrons without overly burdening low-risk venues such as rural pubs with unnecessary regulations.

The BBPA’s response underscores its commitment to working collaboratively with the Government to ensure pubs have suitable security measures that protect customers and staff while not adding new layers of cost and regulation onto low-risk venues.

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

“We fully support the objectives of Martyn’s Law and recognise the importance taking appropriate preparedness measures. It is also crucial though to consider the diverse landscape of our pubs, particularly those in rural areas with little chance of being targeted. We must ensure that any regulations introduced are proportionate and practical, avoiding unnecessary burdens on businesses already facing numerous challenges.”


For more information or to arrange an interview contact Laurence Gill at / call 020 7627 9199 / text or WhatsApp +447545 377 041

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 Laurence Gill at / call 020 7627 9199 / text or WhatsApp +447545 377 041

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