Practical advice for Brewers
SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, was established in 1980 to represent the interests of the growing number of independent breweries in Britain.
SIBA was instrumental in campaigning for Progressive Beer Duty (PBD), which came into place in 2002. This beer duty system allows smaller breweries to pay less tax on their products and has led to an explosion of new breweries in the last decade.
PBD still plays a major role in the Britain’s vibrant beer market. SIBA’s membership survey recently highlighted how important PBD is to their business with 70% stressing that PBD in at least its current format is ’vital’ to their business, with an additional 24% highlighting this as ‘very important’ or ‘important’.
SIBA currently represents more than 825 independent craft breweries and our vision is ‘to deliver the future of British beer and become the voice of British brewing.
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“A united hospitality industry days ago called for a commitment to extending the furlough scheme. It is welcome then, that the Chancellor has extended full furlough at 80% of wages
Commenting on the announcement by the Welsh Government to introduce a 'circuit breaker' lockdown in Wales, James Calder, Chief Executive of the Society of Independent Brewers said: “The mounting speculation over the
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