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10th October 2022

Potential blackouts come at critically difficult time for the sector, says pub and brewer trade association

Responding to news of potential blackouts this winter, Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:

“Like their customers, pubs and breweries rely on a sustained, guaranteed energy supply. It is essential they are able to provide welcoming spaces and keep production lines running.

“Publicans and brewers have already been facing uncertainty for some time as we emerged from the pandemic into a cost of doing business crisis and have tried to remain resilient. Many have taken measures to ensure they can keep trading, from reducing opening hours to changing menu options, but blackouts could result in a tremendous loss of stock that businesses simply will not be able to recover. This news will add further strain to businesses at an already critically difficult time.


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


Press release from the BBPA.

For more information or to arrange an interview contact Jessie Powell at or 020 7627 9199 .