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UK's Deposit Return Scheme faces 2027 Delay

Published:  26 April, 2024

Efforts to align the UK's bottle deposit and return scheme (DRS) across all four nations have hit a snag, with an anticipated launch pushed back to 2027, marking a four-year extension from the original timeline.


Hospitality sector urges Scottish government to rescind indoor dining restrictions

Published:  12 January, 2022

Nicola Sturgeon's announcement that the limitations and restrictions on indoor dining would continue until at least 24 January has been widely condemned by interest groups in Scotland.


Brewers welcome “scrapped” Covid passports

Published:  26 April, 2021

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has responded to growing speculation that Covid “passports for the pub” have been shelved, calling pubs and taprooms across the country “safe” for reopening without additional red tape.


Craft breweries take significant lockdown hit

Published:  17 April, 2020

An average 82% drop in beers sales has been recorded by small independent breweries across the UK since the outbreak of Covid-19, according to new Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) research released today  


New campaign to highlight craft breweries from global beer companies

Published:  12 July, 2017

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is calling for greater clarity for beer drinkers following a number of buyouts of previously independent craft breweries in the UK by global beer companies.