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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

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:

Pub bosses join forces to demand “immediate” business rates reform

A coalition of consumers, pub owners, operators and brewers has written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid to demand immediate and thorough reform of business rates. The joint letter, co-authored by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), British Institute of Innkeeping (BII),

Catering equipment industry calls for voice in Europe after Brexit

Senior members of the catering equipment sector have met with government representatives at Downing Street to present the industry’s position on Brexit, it has emerged.  Trade body CESA was granted face-time with Lord Bridges, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union, at 9 Downing Street to discuss the sector’s position

Restaurants heap pressure on government over rates reform

Pubs and restaurants have “welcomed” Sajid Javid’s comments on business rates and his commitment to levelling the playing field for businesses, but called on the government to follow through with its rhetoric.   Mr Javid has promised reform for the sector as the row over business rates grows, saying that he would seek to make

Government takes action on tipping practices after “disappointment” over well-known chains

New plans to end unfair tipping practices and increase transparency for consumers and employees have been announced by the Business Secretary Sajid Javid. Following a Call for Evidence on the tipping practices in the hospitality, leisure and service industry last year, the government has launched a consultation on its proposals to secure a fairer deal

ALMR: Business rates reform an issue as industry struggles with costs

The ALMR has responded to the Valuation Office Agency’s consultation on the business rates appeals system by welcoming the Government’s pledge for reform but raising concerns that the proposed system may delay further root and branch reform. According to the ALMR, pubs and bars have had to contend with rate increases of almost 20% over