March, 2021

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 welcomes Tied Pubs Bill becoming law in Scotland

Commenting on the Tied Pubs Bill becoming law yesterday (23 March 2021), Chief Executive of the Society of Independent Brewers, James Calder said: “With the passage of the Tied Pubs Bill in Scotland last night, pub tenants will now have the same statutory rights that have been provided in England and Wales under a Pubs […]

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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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Response to the Scottish First Minister’s statement on reopening

Responding to the First Minister’s statement today (16 March 2021) on the reopening of the Scottish economy, Chief Executive of the Society of Independent Brewers, James Calder said: “It is encouraging that the First Minister has taken the first steps to reopen pubs in Scotland with outdoor services from 26 April, but this is several […]

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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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