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Welcome to the British Beer & Pub Association Keg & Cask Returns Website

How to claim

Understand the claims process

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Update to the Return Your Beer platform


First and foremost, we hope you and those closest to you are keeping well in these challenging times.

Over the past 15 months, we have been working with the BBPA and participating brewers, providing a platform for you to easily request permission to reclaim excess duty on your spoilt or unsalable beer and cider during the current climate.

We have been positively overwhelmed by the response the Return Your Beer process has received, with more than 45,000 pubs registered and over 400,000 kegs processed. We appreciate times have been tough, but our intention throughout this journey has always been to support the pub industry as best we can.

As the world starts to open back up again and your punters begin to return to your outlets, we have been in talks with the BBPA who have agreed that no new or existing claims can be submitted. Additionally, the deadline has now passed for amending More Info Requested claims and uploading destruction evidence to Approved claims.

Please note, if you have an existing account, you will still be able to access your claims data via the Return Your Beer website up until December 2021.

The data which you provide will only be used by brewers to administer the stock destruction and excise duty reclaim process and for no other purpose. Further detail on how brewers will process licensees’ data is available on the website.

This website is only applicable to the brands owned by those brewers whose logos are listed. Whilst the site has been developed for broad use across the sector, licensees who run a Managed or Leased & Tenanted pub are reminded of the need to check with their pub operator first before attempting to use the site to clarify whether an alternative approach is preferred.

Please keep referring to your email inbox and our Latest Updates and FAQ pages. For further information please contact your brewer.


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