JD Wetherspoon

Improving figures: JDW chairman Tim Martin expects ‘relative normality’ in the company's next financial year

JDW profits set to ‘break even’, boardroom switch announced

By Gary Lloyd

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has announced it “anticipates a ‘break-even’ outcome for profits in the current financial year” in its Q3 trading update, adding like-for-like sales were “slightly positive” for the last two weeks.

Price hikes: JD Wetherspoon's labour costs have risen by 7.7% in 2022 (image: Getty/Pears2295)

JDW has increased pay rates by 5.5%

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has pushed its average pay per hour up by 5.5% a year from 2013 to 2021, it has revealed.

Trade comparison: 'It doesn’t make economic sense that food bought in pubs, restaurants and cafés attract VAT of 20%, when food is VAT-free in supermarkets,' says JD Wetherspoon (JDW) boss Tim Martin

JDW boss blasts Gov proposal to increase VAT

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has criticised the Government’s plans to increase VAT back to 20% for food in pubs, restaurants and cafés from next month (April).

Price hike: JDW to rise pint price by 10p (Getty/ The Good Brigade)

JDW hikes pint prices by 10p

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has increased the cost of pints across its UK pubs, as rising prices and supply chain issues suffocate the sector.

Price drop announced: JDW chairman Tim Martin

JDW drops prices on three alcoholic serves to 99p

By Gary Lloyd

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) will reduce prices on a trio of alcoholic drinks to 99p at 671 of its pubs but minimum unit pricing means customers to sites in Scotland and Wales will pay £1.10 on one of those lines.

Strong set-up: JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin

JDW’s pub deals and history

By Gary Lloyd

From unique carpeting at each of its sites to the grandeur and historic locations of some of its pubs, managed operator JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is one of the best-known brands across the UK on-trade.

Tim Martin: 'One of the most surprising statistics has been the apparent low level of transmission of the virus in pubs'

Wetherspoon to put workers on its board

By Michelle Perrett

Managed pub operator Wetherspoon has revealed that it is planning to promote a number of ‘worker directors’, who are experienced pub or area managers, to board positions.

Fair opportunity: Tim Martin is calling for tax equality

JDW to slash prices for Tax Equality Day

By Michelle Perrett

Pub operator JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is to cut the price of all food and drink in its pubs by 7.5% on Thursday, 23 September – to highlight the benefit of a permanent VAT reduction in the hospitality industry.

Food supply: 'We believe that we can resume normal deliveries of bloomer bread to our pubs next week' JDW boss Tim Martin said

JDW hit by bread shortage

By Michelle Perrett

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has been hit by a bread shortage, which has impacted on 13 of its breakfast menu dishes.

Deal to be done: the sites being disposed of are in England and Wales (image: Getty/Sam Edwards)

JDW to sell 7 pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has appointed two agents to dispose of seven of its sites in England and Wales for an undisclosed sum.

Food cost: the increase in the rate of VAT in September will see JD Wetherspoon push its meal prices up (image: Getty/Andrew Brookes)

JDW to increase food prices by 40p per meal

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon will be increasing the price of its food by 40p per meal when the VAT rate increases to 12.5% later this year, it announced in a trading update.

Trading update: the results covered 26 weeks to 24 January 2021 (image: Getty/ Frederica Aban)

JDW sees £46m loss in half year results

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has reported a £46.2m loss in revenue for the 26 weeks ending 24 January 2021, in its preliminary results.

Cash injection: the investment will mean the pub's footprint will increase by a quarter (image: Getty/johan10)

JDW pumps £1.8m into city site

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is set to start developing on a Leeds pub, spending £1.8m and creating about 60 jobs in the process.

Looking ahead: JD Wetherspoon also revealed it expects pubs to remain closed until at least the end of March

378 roles made redundant at JDW

By Nikkie Thatcher

More than 300 staff have been made redundant across JD Wetherspoon (JDW)’s airport sites and head office, as the operator revealed it expects pubs to remain closed until at least the end of March.

How much has lockdown two cost JD Wetherspoon?

Second lockdown ‘costs JDW £14m’

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has estimated the ‘cash burn’ of the month-long enforced closure of its pubs under national lockdown will be approximately £14m.

Results revealed: JDW chairman Tim Martin spoke to The Morning Advertiser at the group's Hamilton Hall site in London's Liverpool Street station

JDW ‘not considering further redundancies’

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) boss Tim Martin has told The Morning Advertiser the business is currently not considering making more redundancies, but wouldn't rule out more cuts if trade continues to drop.

Critic: JDW boss Tim Martin criticises Government's approach to coronavirus

1% of JDW staff tested positive for coronavirus

By Nicholas Robinson

Just 1% of JD Wetherspoon’s 43,000 employees have tested positive for coronavirus since pubs reopened, boss Tim Martin said in the company’s delayed financial results today.

Job loss: up to 450 roles in JDW's airport sites could be at risk

400 possible redundancies at JDW airport pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub staff at JD Wetherspoon (JDW)'s airport sites have been told a possible 400 to 450 roles are at risk of redundancy due to a drop in passenger numbers, it has announced.

New openings: both sites will see a combined investment of £6.6m

JDW to pump £6.6m into two new sites

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is set to begin development work on two new pubs in the next three weeks, costing £6.6m.

Transaction data: 'JDW sales were 22.5% below the equivalent Saturday last year. It is clearly not the case pubs are ‘dangerous places to be’,' the pub group boss Tim Martin said

JDW sales slump on Saturday before ‘rule of six’ enforced

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) saw year-on-year sales drop by more than a fifth (22.5%) on Saturday 12 September amid national reports of pubs and bars being flooded with customers ahead of the Government’s ‘rule of six’ coming into force today (Monday 14 September).

Technology available: customers can scan in upon entry at JD Wetherspoon pubs

JDW sees 5.7m track and trace check ins

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has received 5,742,125 check ins of track and trace across its UK and Republic of Ireland estate in one month.

Coronavirus crisis: JD Wetherspoon said it expects an annual loss for the year ending 26 July

JD Wetherspoon pushed to annual loss

By Emily Hawkins

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has warned it will report an annual loss amid the coronavirus pandemic and its food sales will be subdued after the Government’s discount meal scheme ends.

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