However, it has already been reported that a global brewer has informed publicans that one of its flagship lager brands is to reduce its ABV from 3.8% to 3.4%, creating an annual cost saving of around £15m.
To the frustration of alcoholic beverage producers, the specific details were only published by HMRC at the start of July, only weeks away from the new system going live. With an expansive amount of changes afoot and little time to fully understand them, it’s little wonder that brewers and licensees are feeling confused, having been left in the dark for so long.
On the podcast this week, we’re joined by SIBA’s Head of Public Affairs and Policy, Barry Watts, as he explains the changes and their impacts on the sector.
Given the complex nature of the changes, we have included the following resources for you to help digest the information we discuss in this episode: