May, 2021

Pub is The Hub: New research highlights the social value publicans and pubs create by providing local services

The social value that pubs and publicans created by providing local services during the first Covid-19 lockdown has been unveiled in a new report from Pub is The Hub, the not-for-profit organisation that helps pubs to diversify and provide essential local services. The report called ‘The Social Value of Pubs and Publicans providing Services in their […]

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Scottish small independent brewers call for ‘stepped introduction’ of Deposit Return Scheme and review of internet sales

Scotland’s small independent brewers are today calling on the new Cabinet Secretary to allow a stepped introduction of the ambitious and far reaching Deposit Return Scheme, planned to come into force next year. In an open letter, the brewers ask that they are given time to recover from Covid and to make DRS a success […]

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Are independent brewery ‘tap yards’ the new ‘beer garden’? Breweries busier than usual as pubs unable to open indoors until next week

Data released today shows the outdoor spaces at brewery taprooms across the UK, often referred to as ‘tap yards’, have beaten expectations and traded strongly since outdoor hospitality was allowed to resume across the UK. A survey by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) found that on average brewery taprooms were around 73% busier over […]

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Deposit Return Schemes are coming and small brewers need to be ready

In this article, SIBA Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Barry Watts explores the forthcoming Deposit Return Schemes and the impact on small brewers Over the next decade or so, governments across the UK have ambitious plans to introduce measures which aim to tackle climate change. With the COP26 conference taking place later this year […]

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