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“It’s very difficult to compete with a nutter with a passion”

“It’s very difficult to compete with a nutter with a passion”

Tim Martin was a vociferous campaigner for Brexit last year. In the weeks leading up to the EU referendum he travelled the length and breadth of the country, absorbing what his staff and customers had to say, meeting with local newspapers from Aberdeen to Swansea, and generally sharing his contempt for the economists, politicians and

Pub rates relief ‘dwarfed by increased costs’, rages JDW boss

Last Wednesday’s budget, which granted £1,000 business rates relief to pubs, is “dwarfed by tax and regulatory increases”, according to Tim Martin, Chairman of JD Wetherspoon. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced he would provide pubs with a rateable value of less than £100,000 with £1,000 of business rates relief. But Martin highlighted how this year will

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