SIBA Respond to Labour Manifesto pledge for Task Force that will consider future sustainability of pubs

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has welcomed the news that the Labour manifesto, published today, sets out the need for a ‘National review of local pubs to examine the causes for their large-scale demise, as well as establishing a joint taskforce that will consider future sustainability’, but is prompting urgent action on beer tax and business rates.

Commenting on the manifesto pledge, SIBA Managing Director Mike Benner commented,

“Pubs are a force for good as centres of community life and the home of responsible drinking. It is essential that the next Government acts to support the British beer and pubs industry. We hope other parties will demonstrate support for pubs and beer in their manifestoes.”

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