Independent Brewers call on Chancellor to ‘invest in Britain’s pubs’ by increasing new draught drinks duty discount to 20%

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), has today called on the Chancellor to expand the draught duty relief to 20%, throwing a lifeline to the struggling pubs and hospitality sector. Under changes set to come into effect on the 1st of August draught pub products such as beer and cider will receive a 5% duty discount […]

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SIBA comments on new NHS ‘Long Term Plan’

Commenting on the announcement of new ‘alcohol care teams’ within the NHS, Mike Benner, Chief Executive said: “We know the vast majority of people in the UK drink sensibly at home and in the pub. Sadly, it’s a fact that a small percentage of people in the UK abuse alcohol and consume dangerous amounts of […]

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How does Budget 2018 impact on independent brewers?

On Monday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget. The brewers, drinkers and publicans who emailed their MPs in the weeks before the Budget made a huge difference to the outcome. A big thanks to all SIBA members who got engaged and lobbied their MPs Small Breweries Relief The Treasury announced […]

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Will we be raising a beery cheer to the Chancellor next week? Or looking at a pint glass half empty?

The Society of Independent Brewers, which represents the UK’s independent breweries has urged the Chancellor to think of the millions of people who brew, serve and enjoy the UK’s national drink when he delivers next week’s Budget. UK independent brewers are at the forefront of the ‘craft beer revolution’ making over 500 million pints of the best […]

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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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