How to claim
We have been working to make this process as easy as possible for you, while helping you to receive your duty back quickly. Follow the steps below to make your claim now and submit online.
How to dispose of your beer
It is necessary to consider any environmental risks associated with beer destruction and whether it is possible to divert unsaleable beer for alternative uses, such as for agricultural/commercial animal feed. This should be considered with suppliers, along with options for retrieval, as part of seeking permission from the brand owner prior to destroying beer.
After permission is obtained from the brand owner to destroy waste beer, it is then necessary to apply for permission through your wholesaler or sewerage provider to dispose of the waste beer. Disposal of wastewater liquids derived from normal operational activities i.e. those generated through routine food and drink service, including cleaning processes, do not require permission from your wholesaler.
Licensees should note that whilst most water wholesalers have agreed to reinstate a simplified, fee-free process for applications to destroy beer, this is not the case for all wholesalers. Further details on this can be found here.
What you need to claim
You will need the following to make a claim:
- Keg details (brand, size, Keg code, best before date). There are tool tips throughout the claims form to help you.
- Delivery details
- Photos of the keg
- Number of taps at your location for the keg
- You MUST have your Supplier Account Number to hand