National Living Wage

What's in the news 8 October?

The MA's Review of the Week

Honesty needed in minimum wage debate

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington catches up with the Vaulkhard Group's Ollie Vaulkhard to get his thoughts on the latest headlines affecting the pub sector.

Wage push: the increase is the smallest rise in recent years (image: Getty/xur82)

NLW rise comes into effect

By Nikkie Thatcher

The increase in the national living wage (NLW) and the national minimum wage (NMW) takes place from today (Thursday 1 April).

Upping wages: the rise will take place from April 2021 (image: Getty/smolaw11)

Spring Budget 2021

NLW to rise to £8.91 from April

By Nikkie Thatcher

The national living wage (NLW) will be increased by 19p (2.2%) to £8.91 from April, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced.

Pay up: the Low Pay Commission has been urged to 'take caution' when increasing statutory wage rates

BBPA urges restraint on minimum wage increases

By Claire Churchard

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has urged the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to “take caution in increasing all statutory wage rates in April 2019” as pubs face a tough trading period.

Pub pay: a fair wage for pub staff?

Pub salaries – who gets paid the most?

By Nicholas Robinson

Employment in pubs is at a five-year high, with staff on average paid more than the national living wage. However, the trade still struggles to fill vacancies and some workers can feel short-changed when it comes to salaries

Positive outlook: Christie & Co's Business Outlook report 2018 has an upbeat tone for the year ahead

Property specialist upbeat about pub trade for 2018

By Stuart Stone

Adviser for buying and selling businesses in the hotel, pub, restaurant sectors Christie & Co launched its annual Business Outlook report with a positive attitude towards the year ahead and embracing change.

Fleurets' Sutcliffe: some rents are jumping to where we thought headline rents were maybe four to five years ago

Property: Average free of tie leases up as much as 22%

By Michelle Perrett

Rising rents, signs the London market has reached a tipping point, and the effects of Brexit, the national living wage and the new rating system are all covered in Fleurets’ annual rental survey.

Very pleased: Fuller’s has said it has made a “good start” to the year

Fuller’s managed lfls grow 6.6%

By James Wallin, MCA

Fuller’s has said it has made a “good start” to the year, with like-for-like sales across its managed estate up 6.6% for the 16 weeks from 2 April to 22 July 2017, aided by the “perfect weather”.

'Greatest expansion': Theresa May will unveil 11 pledges as part of the Conservative manifesto

General election 2017

Tory party pledges ‘greatest expansion’ of workers’ rights

By Georgina Townshend, Claire Churchard

The Conservative Government has pledged to initiate “the greatest expansion of workers’ rights” by any Tory leadership in history if the party wins next month’s general election, affecting pub employers large and small.