December, 2021

Brewers’ Support Fund needed to save small brewers hit by Covid restrictions

A new survey has today shown that 1 in 10 small brewers won’t survive a mooted two week Covid circuit breaker, with almost a third of brewers saying cash reserves will run dry within a month. Independent brewing trade body the Society of Independent Brewers say the Government must commit to properly supporting small brewing businesses across the […]

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SIBA say new restrictive Covid measures in Wales will ‘particularly harm small brewers’

“Today the Welsh Government has brought in the most restrictive measures in the UK, which will severely hit community pubs and small brewers at this critical time of the year. Table service and a reliance on ordering apps particularly harms small brewers as their beers are often hidden away compared to big brands, discouraging consumers […]

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SIBA response to new Covid restrictions in Scotland

Responding to latest Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland, SIBA CEO James Calder said: “Scottish pubs have gone out of their way to make themselves Covid secure throughout this pandemic and are often lower risk venues than the inevitable house parties that people will flock to as new restrictions are introduced. “Small brewers are reliant on community […]

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SIBA respond to Government support package which once again leaves out breweries

“Today the Chancellor has announced a comprehensive package for the hospitality sector and additional support for those in the supply chain, who have been explicitly recognised. It does however appear that breweries will once again not be guaranteed support and instead rely on an additional £100m discretionary fund through their local authorities.” “Under today’s announcement, […]

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Statement from SIBA the Society of Independent Brewers

“The silence from the Government today is deafening with no certainty on further restrictions or much needed support for hard hit brewers and pubs. The current uncertainty is keeping customers away from hospitality and without economic support for the hundreds of breweries and thousands of pubs that rely on December trading we will see many […]

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SIBA responds to latest Minister statement on Scottish Deposit Return Scheme

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Responding to the Scottish Minister’s statement today on the implementation of the Deposit Return Scheme, SIBA Scottish Director Jamie Delap said: “After many months of consideration, it is welcome that the Minister has today provided more certainty about the start date for Scotland’s ambitious Deposit Return Scheme. With a delay to August 2023 and a […]

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