Beer

Plan change: the strike action has been called off while a ballot over the new pay offer takes place (image: Getty/zoranm)

Beer delivery driver strike suspended

By Nikkie Thatcher

The planned strike action by 1,000 draymen, which was set to take place this week and next week has been postponed, following an improved pay offer from GXO Logistics Drinks.

Down the drain: many brewers have been forced to throw beer away during the coronavirus pandemic, with pubs being closed for a large proportion of the past year and a half

SBR changes leaves small brewers in limbo

By Nikkie Thatcher

Small independent brewers in the UK have been left in limbo, a year on from the Treasury’s changes to Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR), one trade body has warned.

Start date: the social media campaign launches next week (Monday 19 July), coinciding with lockdown measures in England being relaxed

Campaign launched to champion cask beer

By Nikkie Thatcher

A social media campaign has been created, coinciding with lockdown measures being relaxed in England, to help highlight the importance of cask beer.

Number crunching: the British Beer & Pub Association predicts more than 7m pints will be sold during the England v Italy game this weekend (image: Getty/Jonathan Knowles)

Pubs to lose out on £9m during England v Italy

By Nikkie Thatcher

While 7.1m extra pints are expected to be bought on during Sunday’s UEFA Euro 2020 final on Sunday (11 July), due to ongoing restrictions, the trade will miss out on £9m in beer sales, it has been predicted.

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