Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), the managed pub group, will split out its trading figures of its property estate when it reports to the market this Tuesday. That is according to the Daily Mail which reckons the move will be the clearest signal yet that the company intends to split itself in two. It points to the departure of Simon Laffin as chairman earlier this year as one of the reasons that M&B may move to sells it property assets, which were worth £4bn at their peak. Daily Mail, p106