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Small Brewers' Relief - The Detail

Your local beer is under threat. The Government is set to increase the tax paid by some small independent breweries in the UK. This could lead to brewery closures, and less choice at the bar for you.

CAMRA has joined calls for the Government to think again – we need your help to persuade them that this is bad for UK brewing and bad for consumers.

The Treasury has proposed some changes to the Small Brewers’ Relief scheme – this scheme allows smaller brewers to pay less tax to compensate for the economies of scale enjoyed by larger brewers.

The scheme been instrumental in the brewing boom of the last two decades. The changes that the Treasury wants to make will take away tax relief from the brewers at the smaller end of the production scale to give more relief to larger ‘small’ brewers – it’s a ‘reverse Robin Hood’ tax. This is bad news for small brewers at any time, let alone coming out of the COVID lockdown. Take action to protect your choice at the bar, small breweries, and the beers they make:

Sign the petition on the website -

CAMRA launches #PullingTogether Campaign

Pubs, breweries and taprooms are fighting for their very survival against the Coronavirus. Many are finding different and innovative ways to help their business weather the crisis - whether this is by launching hot food deliveries, encouraging locals to buy ‘gift cards’ for the summer or crowdfunding.

There are plenty of ways that you can help support your favourite local business during this time of crisis, whilst adhering to the Government advice on social distancing measures To find more pubs offering takeaway or delivery services, please visit CAMRA also has a list of breweries offering these services, which is available both on and

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Aitcheson's East Yorkshire Beer (NOW REOPENED)
All Hallows Brewery
Atom Beers Brewery
Bone Machine
Bridbrewer (NEW)
Bridlington Brewery
Bricknell Brewery
Colemans Cider Company
Crafty Little Brewery
Dicks Brewery NOW Three Sisters Brewing Co.
Great Newsome Brewery
Half Moon Brewery
Old Mill Brewery
Pumphouse Brewing Company (NEW)
Raven Hill Brewery
Spotlight Brewery (NEW)
Wold Top Brewery
Woolybutt Brew Shed
Yorkshire Brewing Company (NOW CLOSED)
Yorkshire Brewhouse
Yorkshire Coast Brew CO (NEW)