British Beer & Pub Association's (BBPA) Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds has just commented on today's General Election 2017 announcement, set for 8 June.
Simmonds said, “The debate around Brexit will be centre-stage, and we will be highlighting the key issues facing the sector.
“In the hospitality industry, we need to continue to attract those with the right skills, and keep trade with our neighbours as free as possible.
“Brexit also presents an opportunity to encourage the new Government towards a more favourable tax regime, especially for beer duty.
“We will not hesitate to use the election to highlight both the challenges and the opportunities for brewing and pubs.”