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    1. Fast FT

      5 hours ago

      BoE's Carney: Easing will likely be needed over the summer

      Bank of England governor Mark Carney has sent sterling reeling by noting in a speech that some easing “will likely be...

    2. June 29, 2016

      Brexit backers hit by big losses on company shares

      Business leaders who were among the biggest donors to the Leave campaign have had nearly £400m wiped off their holdings...

    1. June 6, 2016

      Choir of entrepreneurs pumps up volume in praise of Brexit

      Heard the one about the bloke who walks out of a bar because he did not like the pro-Brexit beer mats? The joke might...

    2. May 31, 2016

      Christine Lagarde’s response to the Wetherspoon beer mats

      As Britain’s EU referendum campaign apparently turns into a Conservative civil-war-by-proxy (always entertaining to...

    3. March 26, 2016

      Brexit camp touts business backers

      One of Britain’s top former bank bosses has joined a group of 250 business leaders who have swung publicly behind the...

    4. March 11, 2016

      JD Wetherspoon profits hit by wage rises even as revenues grow

      Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has reported a fall in profits despite an increase in revenues, blaming the decline on rising...

    5. Fast FT

      March 11, 2016

      JD Wetherspoon's margins fall due to higher wages

      JD Wetherspoon has taken a hit to its operating margin due to increases in staff pay, as pub operators across the UK...

    6. January 20, 2016

      Wetherspoon’s shares fall on warning wages will squeeze profits

      Shares in JD Wetherspoon fell to their lowest level in two-and-a-half years on Wednesday after the UK pub operator said...

    7. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      JD Wetherspoon says margins hit by labour costs

      UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon is reporting sales growth but also warning that increasing labour costs will weigh on...

    8. November 4, 2015

      JD Wetherspoon warns higher wages will squeeze profits

      JD Wetherspoon warned that profits could fall this year as the pub group feels the squeeze from higher labour costs....

    9. September 11, 2015

      Living wage puts more pressure on pubs, says JD Wetherspoon

      Writedowns have dragged on profits at JD Wetherspoon despite rising revenues, the British chain of drinking...

    10. FT Alphaville

      September 11, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Wetherspoon worries over Living Wage

      Wetherspoon’s founder and chairman Tim Martin has been having his usual moan over a pint about the National Living...

    11. July 15, 2015

      Wetherspoon hits out at higher living wage

      The chairman of JD Wetherspoon hit out at the government’s plans to introduce a higher national living wage, warning...

    12. July 10, 2015

      Osborne’s living wage move will hurt UK pubs, says JD Wetherspoon

      George Osborne’s “egotistical” decision to set a new national living wage could drive more pubs from the British high...

    13. May 20, 2015

      Pubs call time on claim all-day opening would fuel drunkenness

      Many UK high streets were braced 10 years ago for a hurricane of drunkenness. The Labour government had just passed a...

    14. March 13, 2015

      JD Wetherspoon launches coffee price war

      JD Wetherspoon, the cut-price UK pubs group, is launching an assault on high street coffee chains including Pret A...

    15. January 21, 2015

      Wetherspoon bitter about supermarket deals

      JD Wetherspoon hit out at the UK tax system claiming it favoured supermarkets over pubs as the group reported slowing...

    16. December 9, 2014

      Wetherspoon drops Heineken over Irish dispute

      JD Wetherspoon has ditched Heineken in a surprise move that ends a 35-year relationship worth an annual £60m and means...

    17. December 9, 2014

      Tesco: big shop of horrors

      Tesco has begun to resemble a retail chamber of horrors more than a supermarket chain. “Enter, my pretties!” intones...

    18. November 5, 2014

      Wetherspoon under pressure on margins

      JD Wetherspoon downgraded expectations for its operating margin, despite strong sales, and took its frustration out on...

    19. September 12, 2014

      JD Wetherspoon chairman attacks Scotland debate ‘scaremongering’

      Business leaders are “talking nonsense” and scaremongering by trying to persuade Scots to remain part of the UK by...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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....

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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”...

    35. 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...

    36. November 29, 2011

      From the sharp end

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

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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