chief executive Brigid Simmonds said: "British beer is back in growth - and we want to keep it that way.
chief executive Brigid Simmonds said: "This would make for the most fantastic news for thousands of publicans and millions of football fans.
was formed in a collaborative effort to provide the best talent in racing, offer high profile challenging courses, create geographical diversity, and foster a quality memorable experience with points, prizes and a purse to excite everyone.
The increases in duty and supplier costs that had prompted some brands to cut abv (see above) meant supermarkets had struggled to keep prices down, suggested the BBPA
, adding that beer prices were 6% higher in December 2011 than in December 2010.
When approached for comment, a spokesperson for Punch said it supported the statement from Brigid Simmonds, the chief executive of the BBPA
, who said its members had invested pounds 265 million into supporting the leased and tenanted sector over the past year.
2 per cent tax rise in the Budget has yet to surface in the statistics, the BBPA
said the extended bank holiday season may help the second quarter figures, as people flock to pubs to enjoy the Royal wedding and the sunshine.
And Neil Williams, from the BBPA
, is urging George Osborne to think again.
said the research supported its call on the Government not to raise taxes on beer in next week's Budget.
chief executive Brigid Simmonds said: ''These figures show a sector starting to claw its way out of a recessionary slump.
The "Axe the Beer Tax, Save the Pub" campaign was launched by BBPA
and Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) in November last year.
These numbers are a stark illustration of the pressures on the pub sector," said BBPA
chief executive Rob Hayward.
has called for a tax freeze in next week's budget, insisting it was "no time to place further regulatory or tax pressures" on pubs.