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  1. July 9, 2014

    JD Wetherspoon loses out after England’s early World Cup exit

    England’s early exit from the World Cup hit JD Wetherspoon’s summer trading as the UK pub group warned that margins will...

  2. March 14, 2014

    JD Wetherspoon urges George Osborne to help pub industry

    JD Wetherspoon called on George Osborne, the UK chancellor, to offer the pub industry more help after last year’s beer duty...

  1. September 13, 2013

    Poorly performing pubs hit Wetherspoon

    Pub operator JD Wetherspoon has reported a 3 per cent decline in its annual pre-tax profit after taking a bigger writedown...

  2. May 8, 2013

    Cut in beer duty sees Wetherspoons sales jump 6%

    JD Wetherspoon benefited from the recent reduction in beer duty as like-for-like sales at the cut-price pub chain jumped...

  3. March 20, 2013

    Budget 2013: Osborne brings beer cheer and wine despair

    The pub industry raised a glass to George Osborne on Wednesday after the chancellor knocked a penny off a pint and scrapped...

  4. March 15, 2013

    Wetherspoon renews call for aid to pubs

    JD Wetherspoon has renewed its call for measures to help pubs compete with supermarkets in the wake of the government’s...

  5. January 16, 2013

    Costs weigh on JD Wetherspoon margins

    Dearer food and labour costs and a higher marketing spend have hit operating margins at JD Wetherspoon, as seasonal sales...

  6. September 14, 2012

    Wetherspoon hits at tax on games machines

    JD Wetherspoon lashed out at the government over its taxation of pubs’ games machines as it announced a £9m writedown on its...

  7. August 10, 2012

    Pubs suffer as youngsters drink at home

    Cash-strapped youngsters who drink at home rather than visit their local could increase pub closures, campaigners warn....

  8. July 11, 2012

    Jubilee and soccer lift Wetherspoon sales

    JD Wetherspoon has posted higher than expected sales growth following trading boosts from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and...

  9. June 5, 2012

    French veteran in fight to cut pub VAT

    An octogenarian French resistance fighter who introduced the hamburger into the homeland of haute cuisine has become the...

  10. May 2, 2012

    Wetherspoon sales up despite rising costs

    Cost-conscious drinkers have boosted sales at JD Wetherspoon as the high street pub company soaked up recent cost increases...

  11. March 9, 2012

    Wetherspoon scales back expansion

    JD Wetherspoon, the high-street pub chain, is scaling back its expansion plans in the face of falling like-for-like sales...

  12. January 18, 2012

    Wetherspoon warns of falling margins

    JD Wetherspoon, the high street pub chain, has warned of falling margins, blaming government legislation such as rising beer...

  13. January 15, 2012

    Wetherspoon looks at scaling back expansion

    JD Wetherspoon, the high-street pub company, says it may scale back its 2012 expansion plans in the face of “punitive” tax...

  14. December 22, 2011

    Businesses back Cameron’s EU treaty veto

    David Cameron’s use of the veto in Brussels has been hailed as a diplomatic coup which should be welcomed in boardrooms...

  15. November 29, 2011

    From the sharp end

    CHARLES MORGAN, MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY Charles Morgan, managing director of the family-run classic sports car company, has...

  16. November 7, 2011

    Tighter lending blamed for squeeze on bars

    Stricter lending by banks and lower consumer spending has been blamed for a steep rise in the number of hotels and bars...

  17. September 27, 2011

    Down your tech tools, get out and mingle

    A brilliant chief executive said to me recently: “How many ideas do you have sitting at your desk?” We all know the answer:...

  18. September 9, 2011

    Wetherspoon warns on trading conditions

    JD Wetherspoon has warned that trading conditions are unlikely to improve next year as the pub chain operator reported a...

  19. July 15, 2011

    Hero worship

    We know their stories far better than we think. One was bitten by a radioactive spider. One vowed revenge when his parents...

  20. May 5, 2011

    Wetherspoon chief executive unloads shares

    John Hutson, JD Wetherspoon’s chief executive, cashed in a third of his shares on Wednesday following a trading update that...

  21. FT Alphaville

    March 14, 2011

    Weekend catch-up

    Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       Cognita looks abroad to expand -       BSkyB deal...

  22. March 11, 2011

    Wetherspoon bemoans tax rises

    JD Wetherspoon has complained of continuing cost and tax pressures while reporting an 11 per cent decrease in first-half...

  23. January 19, 2011

    Wetherspoon weathers snow storm

    JD Wetherspoon reassured investors when it said that trading over the snow-affected Christmas period did not reverse...

  24. January 8, 2011

    Toasting year 20

    John Hutson knew the 20-year anniversary of his arrival at JD Wetherspoon was coming up soon, but he hadn’t realised it was...

  25. October 14, 2010

    JD Wetherspoon in double management shake-up

    JD Wetherspoon is abruptly parting ways with both its finance director and chief operating officer for reasons that the pub...

  26. FT Alphaville

    October 14, 2010

    Time gentleman please [updated]

    How’s this for full disclosure of potentially price sensitive news? It’s from pub company JD Wetherspoon, announcing the...

  27. June 23, 2010

    Business speaks

    'Wetherspoon created more jobs in the first five years of Tony Blair's government than any other company. If [George...

  28. March 13, 2010

    The name

    Tim MartinChairman, JD WetherspoonTim Martin, founder and chairman of JD Wetherspoon, has plenty to gloat about.Not only did...

  29. March 12, 2010

    Winners of the 2009 PLC Awards

    Company of the Year (sponsor: College Hill Associates) Winner: Mothercare shortlist: Chemring Group; Domino’s Pizza UK &...

  30. March 11, 2010

    Wetherspoon to join fight for breakfast trade

    JD Wetherspoon, the pub operator best known for its cheap pints and value meal deals, is planning an assault on the...

  31. February 9, 2010

    Entrepreneur of the Year

    Joep van Beurden CSR Chip developer CSR used to be seen as something of a one-trick pony – very strong in the Bluetooth...

  32. January 19, 2010

    Back to growth

    Aberden Asset Management Like most of the investment industry, Aberdeen Asset Management has benefited from the sharp rise...

  33. November 5, 2009

    Wetherspoon to refinance debts

    Shares in JD Wetherspoonreceived a fillip after the pub operator said it expected to complete a refinancing of its debts by...

  34. November 4, 2009

    Wetherspoon shares rise on refinancing news

    Shares in JD Wetherspoon on Wednesday received a fillip after the pub operator said it expected to complete a refinancing of...

  35. May 13, 2009

    Share shufflers

    Taking advantage of a window for shuffling shares are directors of companies big and not-so-big. BP chief executive Tony...

  36. May 7, 2009

    JD Wetherspoon brews up recipe for sales success

    Foreign beers and cheap meals have kept sales steady at JD Wetherspoon, as the pubs group capitalises on the sagging labour...

  37. May 4, 2009

    Wetherspoon faces cash question

    News of Greene King's rights issue last month has triggered speculation about which pub operator would be next to raise...

  38. March 14, 2009

    Glass is half full for Wetherspoon

    Beer sales might be falling in pubs across the country but JD Wetherspoon offered proof that there is still money to be...

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