National Living Wage

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...