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SIBA comments on lack of support for brewers in Chancellor’s 2021 Budget

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Budget 2021, James Calder, SIBA Chief Executive said:    “Today, the Chancellor spent an extraordinary amount of taxpayers money to help keep the economy moving and jobs protected, pledging almost fifty-nine billion to policies including furlough extensions, continued business rates cuts, grants for hospitality of up to £9k and a series […]

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SIBA respond to the Prime Minister’s Roadmap on the ending of lockdown in England

Responding to the Prime Minister’s Roadmap on the ending of lockdown in England, James Calder, SIBA Chief Executive said;  “Under the Prime Minister’s roadmap published today, many small breweries and community pubs are now destined to fail, just as the vaccination programme should be providing hope and optimism. These businesses face an agonising 10 days, […]

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SIBA Statement “Government must engage in meaningful consultation with industry leaders and take action to help save pubs and independent brewing”

Ahead of Monday’s announcement by the PM and the Chancellor’s Budget on March 3rd SIBA is imploring the Government to engage in meaningful consultation with industry leaders and take action to help save pubs and independent brewing.  James Calder, SIBA’s Chief Executive (which represents small independent craft brewers in the UK) today said: “Hospitality has repeatedly […]

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SIBA comments on potential re-opening of pubs and hospitality

Commenting on media speculation around  re-opening for pubs and hospitality, James Calder, SIBA Chief Executive said:  “This weekend Ministers will decide the final details of the roadmap out of lockdown. Media speculation today suggests that non essential retail will come out before Hospitality, which is untenable. Hospitality has repeatedly and consistently shown it is safe […]

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200 million fewer pints of craft beer brewed in 2020

200 million fewer pints of craft beer brewed in 2020 proving the sector needs targeted support and a sensible timetable for pubs re-opening Analysis from the latest SIBA Members’ survey has shown 200 million fewer pints of craft beer were brewed in 2020 compared to 2019. This figure represents 10 years of lost growth in […]

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SIBA’s 2021 AGM to go ahead at BevExpo in June

SIBA is pleased to announce that its 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Manchester Central Convention centre on June 8th 2021. The AGM will be taking place alongside the BevExpo. If the vaccine rollout continues to work at pace, and continues to be effective at containing the virus SIBA is hopeful that […]

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SIBA partners with Kegstar to make BeerX Online free to attend

Thanks to the support of BeerX UK’s Headline Sponsor Kegstar and official event partners SIBA is making the first ever online version of its premier annual event completely free to attend. With the UK’s small independent brewers facing their most challenging year ever, SIBA wanted to give something back to the sector by opening the […]

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SIBA Business Awards 2021 entry deadline extended to 28th February

The entry deadline for the SIBA Business Awards 2021 has been extended to the 28th February. The prestigious industry awards are open to entries from independent breweries, retailers, pubs, bars, restaurants and suppliers and this year’s awards include two new categories recognising the extraordinary resilience shown by the beer and brewing industry in the face […]

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SIBA comments on the Scottish Brewers Support Fund

Commenting on the announcement of the Scottish Brewers Support Fund, SIBA Chief Executive James Calder said: “Beleaguered small breweries have been some of the hardest hit by the Covid pandemic and seen their sales drain away with the closure of pubs. In these tough times it is hugely welcome that the Scottish Government has listened […]

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SIBA respond to release of Government’s Small Brewers’ Relief Technical Consultation

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“Today, the Treasury has published a long awaited technical consultation on the future of Small Breweries’ Relief. SBR has been, is and will continue to be the foundation of the independent craft beer movement in the UK. It has enabled small brewers to compete and grow against the global giants that dominate. SBR has created jobs, new businesses, […]

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