Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Lib Dems to call for bailout to support small breweries

At last, a Liberal Democrat policy everyone can support.

When he visits a small brewery in Sunderland tomorrow Ed Davey will call for a bailout for small breweries which have suffered as a result of pubs and bars being forced to close during lockdown.

According to the Irvine Times:

The party is calling for the Government to compensate small breweries losing high levels of revenue up to 80% of their rent costs over the next six months.

It also urged for a brewers’ support fund to be established, in line with calls made by the Society of Independent Brewers (Siba) and similar to that introduced in Scotland.

This would see a direct grant of up to £30,000 provided to each brewer to help compensate for the costs of the pandemic.

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