SIBA responds to Government’s announcement on energy

In response to today’s announcement by the Government of the Energy Price Guarantee, Chairman of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Roy Allkin said:

“Small independent breweries have faced some of the most challenging circumstances in the past few months with energy prices skyrocketing, CO2 costs rising and shortages of supplies along with a cost of living crisis hitting consumer confidence. Today’s bold and welcome intervention by the Government will provide some certainty for the next 6 months on energy bills but there will inevitably be concerns about what happens next year when this ends and whether small independent brewers, as a key part of the hospitality sector, will be eligible for further assistance.

“While this is an important short term measure, small breweries also need help to move to Net Zero and we’ll be making the case with the Government for small business grants to introduce green technology as part of the fiscal statement later this month and as part of the Government’s review announced today.”

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