BBPA demands further details on nature of new CO2 agreement

The Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association has responded to the new CO2 agreement announced by the Government today.

Emma McClarkin said, “We are encouraged by the agreement made between suppliers and CF industries, however we urgently need further details on the nature of the arrangement in order to understand the impact on our sector and the longer term sustainability of CO2 supply for the UK drinks sector.

“Our sector is still reeling from the impact of a devastating winter and face rising cost pressures from all angles.

McClarkin cocnluded, 'A swift resolution to the CO2 supply issue is crucial in ensuring a strong and sustainable recovery for the beer and pub sector.”