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Brewers say it with beer

Industry thanks MPs for second duty cut Brewers thanked the MPs who took a second penny off the pint in last month’s Budget in time-honoured tradition – by brewing a beer for them.   ‘George’s Double Drop’, ‘Nicky Morgan’s Marvellous Mild’, ‘AG Ale’ (for Andrew Griffiths) and ‘Brandon’s Brew’ (for Brandon Lewis), as well as […]

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SIBA delighted with ‘same again, George’

Julian Grocock, chief executive at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) said, “SIBA applauds the Chancellor’s decision to take another penny off the pint, following last year’s historic decision to scrap the unpopular escalator. It is good to see that this government believes in providing long-term support for the British brewing and pubs industry. “SIBA’s […]

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Independent brewers reap benefits of beer duty cut

SIBA Beer Report 2014 portrays thriving local brewing sector Independent brewers are reaping the benefits of the scrapping of the beer duty escalator in last year’s Budget with increased sales. According to Beer Report 2014, published today by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), its members grew volume sales by an estimated 7.9 per cent […]

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Response from SIBA to government announcement on duty fraud

Keith Bott, chairman of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), said, “SIBA, along with other industry partners, argued that duty stamps would burden the brewing industry with additional red tape, so we applaud the government for taking the pragmatic rather than bureaucratic approach. “We are especially grateful to the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, headed by […]

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Governement shelves minimum pricing, plans to take tougher action on irresponsible pubs

The Government has confirmed that it will not press ahead with introducing a minimum unit price for alcohol, although it promised some action on cheap deals and said it plans to take “tougher action” on irresponsible pubs and clubs. http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Gov-t-shelves-minimum-pricing-plans-to-take-tougher-action-on-irresponsible-pubs

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Response from SIBA to government announcement on Alcohol Strategy

Keith Bott, chairman of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), said, “We welcome the government’s announcement that it has decided not to introduce minimum unit pricing at this time. “This is the approach advocated by SIBA in its submission to the government’s consultation on Alcohol Policy.  We felt, as the government clearly feels, that there […]

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Chancellor first to taste ‘Pennies from 11’

Chancellor George Osborne yesterday enjoyed a pint of ‘Pennies From 11’, a beer created by his local brewer, Tatton Brewery, to commemorate the historic beer duty cut announced in this year’s Budget. A cask of ‘Pennies From 11’ was delivered earlier this week from Tatton to the Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons, where […]

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