Craft brewers in plea to keep vital excise relief

In its pre-budget submission, Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland, which represents 34 craft breweries across the island, said the 50 per cent excise relief was vital to the survival of the sector

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
8th September, 2019
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Irish craft brewers have called on Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to retain the 50 per cent relief on excise they receive in the next budget.

In its pre-budget submission, Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland (ICBI), which represents 34 craft breweries across the island, said the relief was vital to the survival of the sector.

“For the independent micro-brewers, it means higher costs, lower sales and likely job losses. Microbrewers are surviving on small margins. Without the...

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