The chairman of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has warned pubs of the potential “quick downturn” in sales after this year’s “exceptional summer” – which will show the full impact of rising costs within the trade.
The Government should push ahead with a wholesale root and branch reform of the rates system that was promised at this year’s Spring Budget and during election campaigning, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has said in a letter to...
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has called on the Government to “stick to its promises” for pub rates relief after communities secretary Sajid Javid said business rates reforms were not a “priority issue”.
The Chancellor has backtracked on plans to increase national insurance contributions (NICs) paid by self-employed people, which if implemented would have affected the majority of freehold and tenanted-pub operators.
The £1,000 business rates discount, unveiled by the Chancellor of the Exchequer last week, could be the difference between survival and closing down for 25% of small independent pubs, according to a snap poll of 100 sites.