As Brexit has created tough challenges for UK craft beer producers exporting to Europe, British companies have set up home in the mountains.
Scotland's licensed trade sector has condemned sweeping alcohol tax changes brought in today under the Conservatives "Brexit Pub Guarantee" as "naive and fanciful".
New changes to alcohol duty in the UK take effect today, with some drinks set to see their biggest price increase in almost 50 years.
BrewDog CEO James Watt has warned that Brexit “has been tragic for UK business”, including his own.
Leaving the EU has “massively handicapped UK companies that do business in Europe", James Watt has said.
‘Complete nonsense’: hospitality reacts to Jeremy Hunt’s ‘Brexit pub guarantee’ policy in his first budget 16/03/2023
Operators are both baffled and annoyed with the chancellor's supposed assistance. / "To conflate this with Brexit is complete nonsense. They either want to help the pubs or not. If you want a link to Brexit, the damage done is far worse than the freezing of some duty."
A POPULAR Brighton pub has closed due to the rising cost of electricity bills and “Brexit nonsense”. / Management cited various reasons for the closure including the rise in energy costs, Brexit and “other issues” which meant they did not expect to survive.
Kent brewery suffering from Brexit barriers 05/09/2022
The Old Dairy Brewery in Tenterden, Kent, is suffering from Brexit, and is ready to pull out of exporting to EU countries. ... But now they are finding it too costly and onerous to comply with all those procedures. Brexit, they say, has reduced their exports by 95%.
It comes as a British wine wholesaler ‘left Brexitland for good’ over paperwork, and is flourishing by all accounts.
It is more than a month since the UK's new trading relationship with the European Union (EU) came into being but the transition has been far from easy for some businesses. From being told to set up operations in Europe, having goods stuck in port and facing increased costs to clear the border, three North East firms reveal the reality of adapting to the new rules.
A Kent brewery says it has seen a 95% drop in export sales since the UK left the EU.
"A combination of the Covid-19 pandemic, Brexit and other factors have led to unresolvable supply chain issues for critical elements of the festival infrastructure," organisers said on Twitter.
Did the EU ban crown marks on pint glasses? 05/01/2022
To mark the first anniversary of the trade deal between the UK and the EU, Downing Street issued a press release about how prime minister Boris Johnson plans to "maximise the benefits of Brexit".
Drinks industry reiterates concerns after minister refuses to provide latest on efforts to resolve HGV driver shortage.
How cocktail of Brexit and Covid is causing mounting problems in Folkestone - and across the country 08/09/2021
But over the course of the year, a crisis, fuelled by the decision to leave the European Union, has been steadily, stealthily, stretching its tentacles around many of the services and products we expect and rely on.
Britain needs 100,000 more drivers if it is to meet demand, according to the UK's Road Haulage Association (RHA). The signs are already there: sporadic gaps on supermarket shelves, pubs running low on beer, McDonald's suspending milkshakes.
Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin blames beer shortages on ‘industrial action by lorry drivers’ – not Brexit 01/09/2021
Heineken said strike action was actually cancelled – and that wider supply chain problems were the cause of the delays.
Wetherspoon's — one of the U.K.'s largest pub chains — admitted this week that they were struggling to keep some major beer brands in stock.
Brexit-backing Wetherspoon has become the latest business to be hit by supply chain issues as the pub giant faces shortages of popular beer brands.
JD Wetherspoon has become the latest victim of the supply chain crisis with bosses yesterday confirming a nationwide beer shortage due to a lack of delivery staff fuelled by Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.
‘A Convenient Scapegoat’: Empty Shelves are due to Brexit Not the Pingdemic - Here’s the Evidence 22/07/2021
With supply chain problems being blamed on workers self-isolating, Caolan Robertson reports on what business owners, managers and labourers have been telling him across the country about the consequences of Brexit.
Bars and pubs are struggling to get drinks from Europe due to Brexit paperwork and rising costs 24/06/2021
‘Everything’s just a lot more difficult and it’s costing us more’
Owners of a Liverpool restaurant have spoken out about the 'perfect storm' of Brexit and Covid-19 that is currently 'washing over' the hospitality industry.
Fownes Brewery in Brierley Hill is one of many which has felt the effects of the UK leaving the European Union, with co-owner James Fownes detailing some of the issues he's had to face.
Bury St Edmunds beer shop set to reopen after owner 'takes back control' of Brexit red tape 10/04/2021
Before the UK left the European Union, the beer, which makes up 80 per cent of his stock, would have arrived within 10 to 14 days 'without a hitch'.