Campaign for Pubs & small brewers letter to the Chancellor Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP re proposed changes to Small Brewers Relief 23rd July 2020
URGENT – Government pulling the rug from beneath the UK’s small brewers
We are writing to you as a matter of urgency, on behalf of the nation’s small breweries and the Campaign for Pubs. Besides having publican and pub campaigner members, the Campaign for Pubs also represents small brewers who believe in a vision of a freer, fairer, more sustainable UK pub and drinks industry. This letter is from the Campaign for Pubs and breweries listed below. You will note that one of the signatories of this letter is a brewery in your own constituency.
Many small breweries and their customers are utterly dismayed at the announcement that the Government intends to alter Small Brewers Relief by changing the threshold at which Small Brewers Relief starts to taper, from 5000hL to 2100hL. Small Brewers Relief was conceived as a progressive measure to help level-up the wholesale beer market and promote brewery growth. This change does the opposite.
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