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18th November 2022

Pubs and brewers need fair and transparent energy deals, BBPA responds to Ofgem letter to non-domestic suppliers

Responding to a newly released Ofgem letter to non-domestic suppliers calling out examples of bad practice Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:

“After monitoring these issues closely for months and supplying numerous cases of extremely poor practice by non-domestic energy suppliers from pubs and brewers from across our membership, it is good to see Ofgem recognising and intervening on this issues that has been causing business owners stress, anxiety and extreme extra cost pressures for months.

“Outside of the energy cap, suppliers have sought to make money elsewhere, by increasing prices on other parts of bills not covered by the cap and cancelling contracts at short notice. At a time when energy bills are still crippling pub and brewing businesses it is essential that Ofgem continues to investigate these practices. Holding suppliers to account to ensure business owners are not at the mercy of suppliers is an important part of the regulator’s role. Pubs and brewers quite rightly expect to receive fair and transparent deals and we look forward to continuing to work with Ofgem and Government to ensure this.”


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


Press release from the BBPA.

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