Small Brewer Duty Reform Coalition

Small and medium brewers unite to call for a review of Small Brewers Relief scheme

Over forty small and medium-sized breweries have today launched a coalition with the aim of persuading Government to review and improve Small Brewers Relief (SBR) The scheme that provides a discount on beer duty to small brewers was introduced back in 2002 and then extended in 2004 but has not been reviewed since, despite the considerable changes that have taken place in the beer and pub industry, including the impact of the hated beer duty escalator. The Small Brewer Duty Reform Coalition (SBDRC) is supportive of the SBR scheme, which has stimulated new entrants to the brewing industry and promoted even [...]