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Return on investment: employers are more positive about apprenticeship levy

Employers ‘more positive’ about apprenticeship levy a year on

By Claire Churchard

The majority of employers are confident that they will receive a positive return on investment (ROI) from the money they’ve paid into the apprenticeship levy, according to a survey of members of the People 1st Apprenticeship Network.

MRO: Pubco 'investment exemption' rejected

MRO: Pubco 'investment exemption' rejected

By James Wallin

A bid to exempt pubcos from having to offer the market rent only option if they agree to significantly invest in a tenant’s pub has been rejected by the Government.

'A freehold pub should be able to support borrowing of 75%'


Choosing between freehold and lease

By Stephen Taylor

Stephen Taylor, managing director of Guy Simmonds, explains the details you must consider when searching for a suitable pub

TRG has reported a positive performance over the last six months

TRG pubs deliver ‘outstanding performance’

By John Harrington, M& C Report

The 50-strong pub restaurant business operated by The Restaurant Group delivered an “outstanding performance” in the 26 weeks to 29 June, with “significant increases” in both revenue and profit.

Luminar is investing heavily in its estate

Luminar sites net big investments

By John Harrington

About half of Luminar’s 53-strong estate is scheduled to have received significant investment by the end of the current financial year, with c.£5m earmarked for major work at 15 sites during 2014/2015.

Walkabout operator Intertain saw profits rise

Walkabout operator Intertain sees earnings rise

By John Harrington

Intertain, the Walkabout bar operator, has reported a 60% rise in pre-exceptional operating profit in the year to 2 February, with EBITDA up 7.9% to £5.3m, as it saw the benefit of its estate investment programme and surrender of leases on unprofitable...

Luminar returns to profit

Luminar returns to profit

By John Harrington

Luminar, Britain’s biggest nightclub operator, has returned to profit in its first full financial year under the Peter Marks-led consortium, as it saw returns on investment from its recent programme exceed 50%.

Amber Taverns sees EBITDA increase by one-third

Amber Taverns sees EBITDA increase by one-third

By Mark Wingett

Amber Taverns, the fast-growing operator of wet-led community pubs, saw EBITDA increase by one third to £6.8m in the year to 3 February as the 86-strong company reiterated plans to open 12 sites this year.