Beer: Excise Duties

Treasury written question – answered on 16th November 2020.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with breweries that produce less than 5000 hectolitres of beer on changes to Small Brewers Relief.

Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the contribution of the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury of 9 November 2020, Official Report, column 708, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on brewers producing between 2100 and 5000 hectolitres of changes to Small Brewers Relief.

Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his predecessor had with (a) breweries and (b) other organisations on reviewing changes to Small Brewers Relief prior to making his announcement at the 2018 Budget that that scheme would be reviewed.

Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury of 9 November 2020, Official Report, column 708, how much and what proportion of Small Brewers Relief in 2019 was spent on breweries operating between 2100 and 5000 hectolitres.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary

Further information will be published alongside the technical consultation later this year.

The Government listened to a wide range of brewers prior to the Chancellor’s 2018 announcement, including those represented by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), the Small Brewers Duty Reform Coalition (SBDRC) and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA).

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