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Pubs hold the key for growth

22 November 2012

Shepherd Neame chief executive, Jonathan Neame, has called for the Chancellor, George Osbourne, to support investment and growth in the pub market. In a letter to the editor, published in today’s Daily Telegraph, he calls for “escalator” taxes to be reviewed annually. There is also support from The Sun newspaper read more here

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Celebrity Chef Learns About Beer's Secret History for BBC Show

04 November 2012

Renowned chef Angela Hartnett MBE has visited Shepherd Neame’s Faversham brewery to find out about women’s role in brewing for part of a BBC TV series. The second series of BBC Two’s Great British Food Revival will see chefs continue their quest across the UK investigating forgotten food traditions.

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Anchors Away for New Managers Serving Coffee and Cake at Faversham Pub

30 October 2012

After a £70,000 matched investment refurbishment by brewers Shepherd Neame and new licensee Andy Martin, The Anchor in Abbey Street is now set to offer an additional service to the Faversham community. Under the management of husband and wife team Grant and Natalie Ravenscroft, a South-African and French couple with eighteen years’ experience in the hospitality industry, the pub’s new general stor

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Contact Your MP Now to Halt Unfair Beer Duty Increases

26 October 2012

Thanks to a huge effort by everyone in the beer and pub industry, more than 100,000 people have signed the e-petition calling for an end to the Treasury’s beer duty escalator; the damaging and unfair levy that has resulted in a 42% increase in beer duty since 2008. The debate will take place on Thursday 1 November 2012 and we need as many MPs to attend as possible to show the breadth of support fo

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BBPA Chairman Jonathan Neame highlights beer and pub trade tax burden

18 October 2012

In his speech to the BBPA Annual dinner last night, BBPA Chairman Jonathan Neame called for action on the brewing and pub industry’s “crushing” tax burden, as well as highlighting achievements in the past year: “When we pay 40 to 50 per cent of all revenues in excise duty and VAT, and Starbucks paying next to nothing - something is very wrong with our system,” he said. “This tax burden is despised

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