Spirit Group is considering plans to sell off a "significant number" of its high street pubs. Analysts expect the sale to pave the way for a flotation later in the year. It is not clear how many pubs would be disposed of, nor how much money would be raised. A spokesman for Spirit denied to comment on the specific plans but said the estate was kept "under constant review". Company brands include Rat & Parrot, Bar Room Bar and Bar 38. Meanwhile Luminar, which owns chains like Jumpin Jaks and Chicago Rock Café, is rumoured to be putting a further portfolio of its clubs up for sale. The Sunday Times 06/03/05 (Business) page 3.3