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1st December 2021

BBPA welcomes Small Brewer Relief changes

Trade association says changes, combined with Alcohol Duty Review proposals, are a positive move forwards

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), the leading trade association representing brewers and pubs, has today welcomed the Government’s proposals to improve the current structure of Small Brewer Relief (SBR) to more closely align with economies of scale and remove barriers to growth.

The trade association hopes that the measures announced today, combined with the recent proposals set out in the wider Alcohol Duty Review, will build on the successes of SBR, whilst addressing the long standing distortions caused by the current structure.

A British Beer & Pub Association spokesperson said:

“We welcome these changes to Small Brewer Relief, a scheme which provides a major boost to the UK’s small brewers. The proposals seek to more closely align with economies of scale and will address barriers to growth.

“Combined with the recent duty freeze and proposals set out in the new Alcohol Duty Review, we hope this will now stimulate business growth and investment in Britain’s brewers of all sizes at a crucial time in their recovery post-covid.”

Press release from BBPA