The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) comments on
the Chancellor’s announcement of new financial support measures
for second lockdown

“A united hospitality industry days ago called for a
commitment to extending the furlough scheme. It is welcome then,
that the Chancellor has extended full furlough at 80% of wages
until March, which will help independent breweries through the
incredibly difficult winter period.

However extension of furlough was only one of the asks from SIBA
and other trade bodies – with grants for basic running costs for
all pubs and breweries, extension of business rate cuts to
breweries, a VAT cut on beer, compensation for beer destruction and
big action on beer duty all being ignored ignored. SIBA, and other
trade bodies will continue to campaign for a full, 6 month package
of measures for breweries, pubs and hospitality.”

James Calder, SIBA Chief Executive

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Press release from SIBA

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