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19th March 2024

Reacting to today’s announcement from Government of £60m more for apprenticeships, Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:

“Today’s announcement of an additional £60 million for apprenticeships is a welcome step forward, and we hope that it marks the beginning of a broader journey of reform for the apprenticeship levy, enhancing its flexibility. It’s imperative that we empower businesses, like our pubs and brewers, to fully utilise levy funds for growing and developing their workforce. This need is especially acute in the beer and pub sector, where a flexible, effective apprenticeship and skills levy can become a significant part of combatting the significant issues in recruitment we continue to face.”


For more information or to arrange an interview contact Laurence Gill at / call 020 7627 9199

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

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