Economy – Page 4

  • News

    Blackpool launches night-time economy group as EMRO alternative


    Blackpool Council has formed a night-time economy working group to help tackle problems associated with excessive drinking in the town

  • News

    UK employment prospects rising


    UK employers are hiring staff at the fastest rate since before the financial crisis, with hotels, catering and leisure leading the private sector services, according to a report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).

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    Goldilocks and the three narratives


    Understanding the multi-speed and locally polarised UK recovery will be key for operators over the next 18 months, as it brings challenges to expansion plans, pricing and promotions, and national marketing and communications campaigns argues Trajectory Partnership’s Paul Flatters

  • Luke Johnson

    Reform VAT for the hospitality industry


    Serial sector investor Luke Johnson argues the case for a VAT cut for the industry in an article published in the campaign’s magazine the VAT Club Jacques Borel Gazette

  • News

    Young managers run £1m+ turnover pubs


    Most pub managers under 30 are running businesses with a turnover of more than a million pounds, with fewer than three years training to gain the position, according to a survey by Pub & Bar Careers Perceptions

  • News

    Views sought on business rates


    Operators are being urged to share their views on business rates in a new consultation

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    Sector welcomes 'Budget for business'


    Industry leaders and experts have given a generally positive response to yesterday’s Budget. We outline their views

  • News

    Trade urges beer duty freeze


    A freeze in beer duty has emerged as the overwhelming priority for industry trade associations, ahead of this month’s Budget

  • News

    HMRC to persue pubs for overpaid rebates


    Pub operators will shortly receive demands to pay back the “several hundred million pounds” collectively owed in “overpaid” tax rebates in 30 days, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed

  • Brigid Simmonds of the BBPA

    BBPA urges MPs to back beer duty freeze


    British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Bridget Simmonds has written to MPs urging them to support a Parliamentary motion calling for a freeze in beer duty in the Budget on 20 March

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    TRG: Trading, expansion, economy


    M C Report talks to The Restaurant Group (TRG) chief executive Andrew Page about the trading environment, its 2014 openings pipeline, the performance of Coast to Coast and the current economic climate. We also round-up the response of the leading analysts to the group’s pre-close trading update

  • Town & Country pub

    Three in four pubs to benefit from rate cut


    M&C Report outlines reaction from industry figures and other experts to the announcements in the Autumn Statement

  • Parliament

    Rate relief promised for vacant high street premises


    The Government is to halve the business rates for businesses that operate vacant high street premises for two years under a system called re-occupation relief, Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Autumn Statement today

  • News

    Call for pub rates burden to be eased


    Readers of Publican’s Morning Advertiser, M&C Report’ssister title, are demanding that the Government takes action to reduce the burden of business rates on their pubs, and simplify the system

  • News

    C&C Group joins VAT Club


    C&C Group, the producer of Magners cider and Tennent’s lager, has joined VAT Club Jacques Borel, the campaign groups that seeks to reduce VAT for the sector from 20% to 5%

  • News

    Bains wins R&D tax credits


    A Michelin-starred chef has successfully claimed R&D tax credits from HM Revenue & Customs in an unusual move for a restaurant

  • Andy Harrison

    Whitbread: economy, coffee saturation, restaurant performance, analysts


    M&C Report takes a closer look at the H1 results for Whitbread for the six months to 29 August, reports from a media conference call with chief executive Andy Harrison, and rounds up the views of analysts

  • News

    Duty shortfall costs more than £1bn pa


    Shortfalls in alcohol duty payments are costing the Treasury more than £1bn a year, according to latest estimates from HM Revenue & Customers

  • News

    Sector VAT cut 'would cost up to £12bn'


    Cutting VAT to 5% for the sector would cost the Exchequer between £11bn and £12bn per year in lost revenue, according to Government estimates

  • Opinion

    Coherent development is key


    The job of area manager and all similar roles need a comprehensive training and qualification framework to ensure top performance, says Francis Patton, a former director of Punch Taverns and senior lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University