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SIBA responds to Government calorie count on pints proposals

Responding to the proposals for calorie counts on pints as reported in The Sun, Chief Executive of the Society of Independent Brewers, James Calder said: “Just when we are starting on the long road to recovery from the devastating impacts of Covid, the Government is planning another costly and complicated hit to struggling pubs and […]

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SIBA responds to the Government announcement that new £1.5bn pot of business rates support will include breweries

Responding to the Government announcement of a new £1.5bn pot of business rates support for those which have not previously benefitted, including breweries, SIBA Chief Executive James Calder said;  “It is hugely positive news that Government has finally recognised that many sectors, including brewing have been left behind over the last 12 months and are […]

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SIBA Business Awards 2021 Winners revealed: Signature Brew named Brewery Business of the Year for the second time

The SIBA Business Awards 2021 last night awarded the very best businesses from across the beer and brewing industry, highlighting businesses who have not just survived but excelled across a range of awards categories – during what has been quite possibly one of the toughest 12 months the brewing, beer and pubs sector has ever […]

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SIBA Business Awards 2021 Finalists revealed: The UK’s leading independent craft beer businesses

  The Finalists in the prestigious SIBA Business Awards 2021 have today been revealed, naming the the UK’s best independent craft brewing businesses, beer retailers, pubs, bars, restaurants and bottle shops across the UK. Two new categories were added this year for Covid Brewery Initiative and Covid Supplier Initiative, seeking to highlight brewing and supplier businesses going the extra […]

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SIBA comments on lack of support for brewers in Chancellor’s 2021 Budget

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Budget 2021, James Calder, SIBA Chief Executive said:    “Today, the Chancellor spent an extraordinary amount of taxpayers money to help keep the economy moving and jobs protected, pledging almost fifty-nine billion to policies including furlough extensions, continued business rates cuts, grants for hospitality of up to £9k and a series […]

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SIBA respond to the Prime Minister’s Roadmap on the ending of lockdown in England

Responding to the Prime Minister’s Roadmap on the ending of lockdown in England, James Calder, SIBA Chief Executive said;  “Under the Prime Minister’s roadmap published today, many small breweries and community pubs are now destined to fail, just as the vaccination programme should be providing hope and optimism. These businesses face an agonising 10 days, […]

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SIBA Statement “Government must engage in meaningful consultation with industry leaders and take action to help save pubs and independent brewing”

Ahead of Monday’s announcement by the PM and the Chancellor’s Budget on March 3rd SIBA is imploring the Government to engage in meaningful consultation with industry leaders and take action to help save pubs and independent brewing.  James Calder, SIBA’s Chief Executive (which represents small independent craft brewers in the UK) today said: “Hospitality has repeatedly […]

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SIBA comments on potential re-opening of pubs and hospitality

Commenting on media speculation around  re-opening for pubs and hospitality, James Calder, SIBA Chief Executive said:  “This weekend Ministers will decide the final details of the roadmap out of lockdown. Media speculation today suggests that non essential retail will come out before Hospitality, which is untenable. Hospitality has repeatedly and consistently shown it is safe […]

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200 million fewer pints of craft beer brewed in 2020

200 million fewer pints of craft beer brewed in 2020 proving the sector needs targeted support and a sensible timetable for pubs re-opening Analysis from the latest SIBA Members’ survey has shown 200 million fewer pints of craft beer were brewed in 2020 compared to 2019. This figure represents 10 years of lost growth in […]

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