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.

Club: MA500 members have been to the north, east and south for this year.

MA500

A year in the life of MA500 members

By Nikkie Sutton

The national living wage, the EU referendum and 'beertails' topped the agenda this year at MA500 meetings. Here, The Morning Advertiser reflects on the fast-changing landscape of the UK on-trade, as experienced by those who attended the gatherings....

Report claims: a combination of costs is blamed for adding to the price of a pint

Legislation

Beer prices could soar by 30p a pint

By Michelle Perrett

The price of a pint of beer could be set to soar by 30p as pub companies face a “triple whammy” of pressures in the New Year, The Sunday Times has reported.

Sustainable Restaurant Association managing director, Mark Linehan:

Casual Dining

National living wage 'could be positive for pubs'

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs can thrive under the national living wage (NLW) when it comes into force on 1 April, two operators have said, despite dire warnings from other trade leaders who say otherwise.

Closures have slowed but they need to stop

Editorial

Closures have slowed but they need to stop

By Ed Bedington

It’s a positive piece of news to hear that the rate of pub closures has slowed, although, more positive, would be that there was no rate of closure at all, and the sector was actually growing.

Industry predictions for 2016

Industry predictions for 2016

By PMA editorial

A selection of industry figures make their predictions for 2016. Read on to find out what they think the year ahead has in store for us.

Implementing National Living Wage 'toughest in low-paying northern cities'

city news

Implementing National Living Wage 'toughest in low-paying northern cities'

By MC Allegra FS

Implementing the new National Living Wage (NLW) will be toughest in lower-paying city regions such as Sheffield, Nottingham and Birmingham, where over a quarter of all employees will be affected by 2020, according to new analysis published by the Resolution...

Some operators are concerned higher wages will led to less training

Analysis

The National Living Wage: the story so far

By Emily Sutherland

Chancellor George Osborne caught the industry off-guard earlier this year when he announced a new national living wage (NLW) of £7.20 per hour for workers aged 25 or over from April 2016, rising to £9 by 2020. Pub operators have been crunching the numbers...