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JD Wetherspoon reports losses of £34m

16 October 2020 by

JD Wetherspoon has reported pre-tax losses of £34.1m in its preliminary financial results, while chairman Tim Martin said recent changes in regulations mean the outlook for pubs over the remainder of the current financial year “is even more unpredictable”.

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JD Wetherspoon to axe up to 450 jobs across airport pubs

22 September 2020 by

JD Wetherspoon will look to cut up to 450 jobs across six airport portfolios due to the “large reduction in passenger numbers”.

Concerns chancellor's VAT break could be undermined by promises of price cuts News

Concerns chancellor's VAT break could be undermined by promises of price cuts

Just days after the industry welcomed the job-saving potential of the chancellor's VAT cut, operators have[...]

JD Wetherspoon founder welcomes VAT cut as first step towards tax equality with supermarkets News

JD Wetherspoon founder welcomes VAT cut as first step towards tax equality with supermarkets

13 July 2020 by

JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin has welcomed the chancellor’s VAT cut as the first step towards[...]

JD Wetherspoon pauses expansion plans for a year News

JD Wetherspoon pauses expansion plans for a year

24 June 2020 by

JD Wetherspoon has paused expansion plans for a year after securing a £48.3m coronavirus loan ahead[...]

JD Wetherspoon considers changing pub name due to slave trade association News

JD Wetherspoon considers changing pub name due to slave trade association

16 June 2020 by

JD Wetherspoon is considering changing the name of one of its pubs in Wrexham due to[...]

JD Wetherspoon raises £141m through share placing and looks to June reopening News

JD Wetherspoon raises £141m through share placing and looks to June reopening

30 April 2020

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has raised approximately £141m through a share placing and has said it is starting to plan for a reopening of its sites in late June.

JD Wetherspoon boss agrees to pay staff News

JD Wetherspoon boss agrees to pay staff

26 March 2020

Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has agreed to pay his staff before his company receives financial support from the government’s wage reimbursement scheme, following pressure from almost 100 MPs and widespread media criticism.

MPs call on JD Wetherspoon boss to ‘pay staff and serve your country in time of crisis’ News

MPs call on JD Wetherspoon boss to ‘pay staff and serve your country in time of crisis’

25 March 2020 by

Almost 100 MPs have written to JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin calling on him to pay[...]

JD Wetherspoon denies 'abandoning workers' during time of crisis News

JD Wetherspoon denies 'abandoning workers' during time of crisis

24 March 2020 by

JD Wetherspoon has been accused of “abandoning workers in a time of need”, after staff claimed[...]

JD Wetherspoon reports like-for-like sales increase News

JD Wetherspoon reports like-for-like sales increase

22 January 2020 by

JD Wetherspoon has seen like-for-like sales increase by 4.7% in the 12 weeks to 19 January[...]

JD Wetherspoon to celebrate Brexit by slashing prices on European drinks News

JD Wetherspoon to celebrate Brexit by slashing prices on European drinks

20 January 2020 by

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon is to celebrate Brexit by reducing the price of 10 European drinks[...]

Tim Martin wins support of JD Wetherspoon investors warding off ousting bid News

Tim Martin wins support of JD Wetherspoon investors warding off ousting bid

22 November 2019

JD Wetherspoon investors have given chief executive and founder Tim Martin their backing, despite calls for his removal from the company's board.

JD Wetherspoon founder hits out at critic of pro-Brexit spending in financial update News

JD Wetherspoon founder hits out at critic of pro-Brexit spending in financial update

13 November 2019

JD Wetherspoon's founder and chief executive has hit out at a shareholder advisory group that questioned the company’s pro-Brexit spending in the company’s latest financial update.

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