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Budget 2014 – new poll shows belt-tightened Britons want ‘Same again, George!’ with a cut or freeze in beer duty

11 March 2014

The BBPA has published the full results of a new YouGov poll analysing how Britons are coping with the cost of living, which reveals that almost a fifth of workers are putting off going out to the pub until payday, because we can’t afford it. The poll, which featured in today’s Sun newspaper, sparked an editorial calling for a cut in beer duty in next week’s Budget.

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MP Hugh Robertson is Named Beer Champion

10 March 2014

Faversham and Mid Kent MP Hugh Robertson received a special award today, in recognition of his work to help secure last year’s historic cut in beer duty in the Budget. Jonathan Neame, chief executive of Faversham-based brewery Shepherd Neame, presented Mr Robertson with the new ‘Beer Champion’ award.

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Announcement of Interim Results 2013

05 March 2014

Shepherd Neame, the Kent-based brewer and pub operator, today announces results for the 26 weeks ended 28 December 2013.   Highlights include: Turnover up 4.7% to £72.5m (2012: £69.2m)

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Spitfire Flies High at Glittering Awards Ceremony

25 February 2014

The redesign of Shepherd Neame’s flagship Spitfire ale scooped a top honour at a national awards ceremony. Created by Tunbridge Wells-based design agency JDO, the revamp took silver in the branded drink packaging category at the Design Business Association’s annual Design Effectiveness Awards.

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Call for beer duty freeze to help British economy

17 February 2014

More than 900,000 UK jobs depend on Britain’s brewing and pub trade. That is the finding of a new study by Oxford Economics for the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), which looked at the industry’s impact on employment, wages, and the economy at a local level. 

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