Welcome to the CAMRA Greater Manchester Branches Website.
Here you will find news from The Campaign For Real Ale’s Greater Manchester Region and the nine branches within it.
Latest CAMRA Greater Manchester News
Your local beer is under threat. The Government is set to increase the tax paid by some small independent breweries in the UK. This could lead to brewery closures, and less choice at the bar for you. CAMRA has joined calls for the Government to think again – we need your help to persuade them that … Continue reading “Your beer is under threat….”
Latest Branch news
Commenting on the Government’s decision to close pubs in Bolton as part of local lockdown measures, CAMRA’s National Chairman Nik Antona said: “Many pubs have struggled to re-open this summer, having invested their dwindling reserves to do so safely and securely in line with COVID-safe guidance. A second shutdown in Bolton is a devastating blow for these pubs and local people’s livelihoods. “Given the significant impact a second shutdown would … Continue reading “Bolton pubs need financial help to survive local lockdown closures”
The Government recently announced a review of Small Brewers’ Relief (SBR). This is a scheme which allows small breweries, producing less than 5,000HL a year, to pay a lower rate of duty (50%). SBR has been instrumental in helping many small breweries to establish, compete and flourish. The announcement has already proposed the reduction of … Continue reading “Campaigning – Small Brewers’ Relief”