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SIBA comments on new NHS ‘Long Term Plan’

Commenting on the announcement of new ‘alcohol care teams’ within the NHS, Mike Benner, Chief Executive said: “We know the vast majority of people in the UK drink sensibly at home and in the pub. Sadly, it’s a fact that a small percentage of people in the UK abuse alcohol and consume dangerous amounts of […]

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SIBA comments on the Government’s new Resources and Waste Strategy

Commenting on the Resources and Waste Strategy for England, published today, Head of Public Affairs and Communications for SIBA James Calder said; “This waste and resources strategy is perhaps the most ambitious, and most forward looking document to come from Government in this area in years. Independent brewers want to see the amount of recycled […]

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Low alcohol descriptors consultation a ‘missed opportunity’

Commenting on the outcome of the Low alcohol descriptors consultation, Head of Public Affairs and Communications at SIBA, James Calder said; “Keeping the low alcohol descriptors as they are is a huge missed opportunity. Given low alcohol beer producers are leading innovation in the category (and producing some really, really nice beers at 0.5%ABV and […]

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SIBA comments on new Scottish Alcohol Strategy

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s new alcohol strategy, ‘Alcohol Framework 2018: Preventing Harm – next steps on changing our relationship with alcohol’ Stuart Cail, Chairman of the Scotland Region at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), said: “All independent brewers in Scotland want to work with the Scottish Government to ensure the continued reduction of harmful consumption […]

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How does Budget 2018 impact on independent brewers?

On Monday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget. The brewers, drinkers and publicans who emailed their MPs in the weeks before the Budget made a huge difference to the outcome. A big thanks to all SIBA members who got engaged and lobbied their MPs Small Breweries Relief The Treasury announced […]

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SIBA Response to Chancellor’s October Budget 2018

Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) reacts to the Chancellor’s Budget Commenting on the Chancellor’s October Budget, Mike Benner, Chief Executive of SIBA which represents the UK’s independent craft brewers said; On beer duty “A freeze in beer duty is good news for UK brewers, publicans and beer drinkers. A planned rise in line with inflation […]

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Will we be raising a beery cheer to the Chancellor next week? Or looking at a pint glass half empty?

The Society of Independent Brewers, which represents the UK’s independent breweries has urged the Chancellor to think of the millions of people who brew, serve and enjoy the UK’s national drink when he delivers next week’s Budget. UK independent brewers are at the forefront of the ‘craft beer revolution’ making over 500 million pints of the best […]

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The Independent Brewers of Europe

The independent craft brewing associations of nine European countries have announced successful discussions towards the formation of a new body, the Independent Brewers of Europe (IBE), whose aim is to work together to promote and advance the mutual interests of their members with the European institutions and media. Bodies from France, Italy, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, […]

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SIBA comments on moderate alcohol consumption and dementia research

Commenting on the University College London and French institute for health, (Inserm) research on the link between moderate drinking reduced chances of dementia published today, James Calder, Head of Public Affairs at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) said; “It is great to see a piece of research make headlines which backs up the 40 years […]

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SIBA publishes its proposals for Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR) reform and issues rallying cry for industry backing

Today, Wednesday 27th June the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) sets out its proposals for how Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR) can be enhanced to encourage job creation, investment and growth in British independent brewing whilst protecting our flourishing small craft brewers. SIBA is calling on brewers of all sizes, publicans, pub companies and lovers of […]

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