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Rates reduction: Business rates reduced to 50% for the hospitality sector in the next year, Sunak announced (Getty/ Walter Bibikow)

50% business rates discount for hospitality sector

A 50% business rates discount will be put in place for the hospitality, retail and leisure sectors for one year, announced the Chancellor of the Exchequer at today's Autumn Budget (Wednesday 27 October).

Is this the best budget for pubs in years?

Best budget for pubs in a generation?

Despite all the leaks, from a government that makes the Titanic look like a viable operation, there were still a few rabbits in Rishi Sunak’s hat as he stood up in Parliament today (27 October 2021).

Strong set-up: JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin

JDW’s pub deals and history

From unique carpeting at each of its sites to the grandeur and historic locations of some of its pubs, managed operator JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is one of the best-known brands across the UK on-trade.

GBPA winner announced: Marcus Seaman and Amelia Nicholson of the Brisley Bell with The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington

Ring my Bell - GBPA winner announced

The pub sector has fought its way back from the brink of disaster and now a stunning transformation against the odds has seen one pub crowned champion of champions.

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