Economics

Wigham:

Wigham: Pub trade must unite to achieve VAT cut

By Paul Wigham

Those who know me are aware that I am a very involved council member at the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) — the industry’s foremost representative organisation for licensed operators.

Young's current financial year in line with expectations

Young's current financial year in line with expectations

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Young’s, the London-based brewer and pub operator, has said that its current financial year has started in line with its expectations, despite performance in the first seven weeks inevitably being affected by the poor weather conditions.

Defending fees: PPL's Peter Leathem

PPL chief defends plans to raise fees

By Gurjit Degun

Anyone who demands money from you is never going to be popular. In a struggling economy it’s even worse — utility cost increases are never ending, rents are harder to negotiate and business rates have a habit of rising just when you think you are up to...