The Future of Small Breweries’ Relief

The Treasury announced a review of Small Breweries Relief in October 2018. Read SIBA’s proposals for reform here:

Read SIBA's proposals


SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, was established in 1980 to represent the interests of the growing number of independent breweries in Britain.

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Community Report

SIBA launches new Brewers in the Community Report & announces its Brewer in the Community winner

Brewers in the community


An ‘Assured Independent British Craft Brewer’ is a brewery which has agreed to abide by SIBA’s Food Safety & Quality standard – meaning you get a beer of the highest quality, crafted with the utmost care.

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Get a better deal on tax for Britain’s Brewers and Pubs

Help us build on our success working with others to secure three historical consecutive cuts in beer duty and scrap the hated beer duty escalator.

Beer Duty

UK consumers pay ten times more duty on beer than German beer drinkers and over three times more than the French. We pay the second highest rate of beer duty in the EU. We pay 40% of all the duty in Europe, but drink only 12% of the beer.

SIBA, ahead of the November 2018 Budget is asking for at least a freeze to the headline rate of Beer Duty.

SIBA is campaigning to secure more cuts in beer duty during the life of the current UK Parliament by raising the profile of the contribution of independent brewers to UK jobs, economic growth, their communities and the enjoyment of beer drinkers. UK brewing is a great success story and the industry has proven that Government support from cuts in excise duty work by boosting investment

Business Rates

For pubs, craft beer bars and taprooms, business rates can be the highest cost.

Ahead of the November Budget SIBA is calling on the Government to make the £1000 rate relief permanent, and to extend it in cash terms until the Government meet their manifesto pledge to tackle the broken business rates regime.