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Restaurants will overpay business rates by £10 billion if ministers don’t intervene

Restaurants will overpay business rates by £10 billion if ministers don’t intervene

The ALMR has warned that without government action to overhaul business taxation, the hospitality sector will overpay business rates by £10 billion by 2025. In its submission to the government’s consultation on corporate tax and the digital economy the ALMR – which counts JD Wetherspoon, Casual Dining Group and Carluccio’s among its members – has

Future of BHA boss unclear if trade association merger goes ahead

The British Hospitality Association has said that its chief executive Ufi Ibrahim will continue in her current post until members vote on whether it should merge with the ALMR on February 21. Yesterday the association confirmed that existing ALMR boss Kate Nicholls would take over as chief executive of the joint company – which will

Industry trade associations reveal surprise plans to merge

Two of the industry’s most high-profile and largest trade bodies are planning to merge their businesses in a bid to get the sector’s voice “better heard by government”. The British Hospitality Association (BHA) and the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) intend to put their proposed merger to a vote next month, according to today’s

Bailiff revelation exposes true extent of rates burden on restaurants

The ALMR has warned that government action on wholesale business rates reform is required at the earliest opportunity to support high street businesses, including restaurants, struggling against rising costs. The warning follows a report that UK councils have enlisted the services of bailiffs to take action against 41,000 businesses for unpaid business rates bills. ALMR

Specialist industry diploma launched to meet ‘myriad demands’ of catering sector

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has launched a specialist diploma qualification for the UK’s hospitality sector. The first stage is designed for Level 2 Hospitality Team Members, both front and back-of-house, but will be expanded to cover a broad range of hospitality careers. Employees will undergo training that leads to the achievement of

New kitchen guidelines from April 2018 must impose ‘minimum burden’ on operators

The industry body that represents pubs and restaurants in the UK says it has opened talks with the Food Standards Agency (FCA) to ensure new acrylamide regulations affecting the cooking of food are properly communicated to the trade. The FSA yesterday made a statement about measures that will require food businesses in the UK to

Industry rocked by shock job drop

The ALMR has reacted to yesterday’s “shock” news that job creation in the sector has fallen, by calling on the government to take action to support eating and drinking out businesses. New figures reveal that employment in the sector dropped by almost 25,000, or 1.4%, in the latest quarter. ALMR chief executive, Kate Nicholls, said:

Restaurant chain trio unveiled as the industry’s best operations managers

A trio of operations managers from multi-site pub and restaurant businesses have been named the industry champions of their field at a special awards ceremony hosted last night. The Operations Managers Awards, run by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), is the only awards of its kind in the eating and drinking out sector.

Pubs being failed by local authorities over rates relief, warns industry body

The ALMR has warned that not enough is being done by local authorities to ensure that promised rates relief is being distributed to pub owners. The warning follows the publication of a list of local authorities that have notified the government of their schemes to allocate and distribute business rates reliefs. While the majority of

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