Jd Wetherspoon

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.

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.

Tech change: many businesses introduced order-at-table apps amid the pandemic

Time at the bar?

By David Hillier

The scrum at the bar is as much a British rite of passage for the cash-waving customer as it is for the freshly trained recruit charged with marshalling a four-deep crowd.

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.