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SIBA comments on moderate alcohol consumption and dementia research

Commenting on the University College London and French institute for health, (Inserm) research on the link between moderate drinking reduced chances of dementia published today, James Calder, Head of Public Affairs at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) said; “It is great to see a piece of research make headlines which backs up the 40 years […]

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SIBA comments on threat to high gravity beers from Portman Group code review

Commenting on the proposed addition of guidance within the Portman Group code review which would limit beers to a maximum of 4 units per non-resealable container, James Calder, Head of Public Affairs and Communications at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) said; “This new proposed guidance is rightly designed to help capture the ‘problem products’ […]

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SIBA welcomes beer duty ‘hat trick’

Mike Benner, managing director at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) said, “This is a great day for British independent brewers, pubs and consumers.” “We applaud the Chancellor’s decision to support British beer with this historic third cut in beer duty.  It continues the momentum of the cuts in 2013 and 2014 and will boost […]

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SIBA calls on the Chancellor to make it a hat-trick for beer in next week’s Budget

Preliminary results from SIBA’s British Beer report present compelling case for third duty cut Two consecutive cuts in beer duty in the last two Budgets and the end of the Beer Duty Escalator have helped fuel sales growth, boosted employment and encouraged investment in the independent brewing sector as confidence rises. According to an analysis […]

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SIBA publishes ‘Manifesto for British Beer’

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is launching its ‘Manifesto for British Beer’ today (9 March), calling on prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) to pledge their backing for the thriving local brewing sector and the thousands of jobs it supports. SIBA’s manifesto sets out four key areas: supporting local brewers; backing community pubs; making beer tax […]

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SIBA calls on the Chancellor to keep up the winning formula on beer tax

Third cut would secure growth, investment and jobs by backing Britain’s independent brewers A third cut in beer duty in next month’s Budget would be a further boost to growth,  employment and investment in British brewing, while increasing tax revenue to the Treasury, claims the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) in its submission to the […]

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Pub statutory code: Trade responds to market rent only option vote

By Ellie Bothwell, 19-Nov-2014 Leading figures in the pub trade have responded to the new market rent only option for tied tenants in the pubs code. New Clause 2 was voted through by MPsyesterday following a passionate debate in the House of Commons. http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Pub-statutory-code-Trade-responds-to-market-rent-only-option-vote  

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Budget Buster' beer presented to Chancellor

Chancellor George Osborne enjoys a bottle of ‘George’s Budget Buster’, presented to him at the Conservative Party Conference by Andrew Griffiths, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group, on behalf of the brewing industry The beer was presented to Mr Osborne alongside the new ‘Cheers 2014’ report, which documents the positive impact of is […]

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