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Wetherspoon swings to a loss – but would keep lower prices if chancellor reduced VAT permanently

19 March 2021 by

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has reported a pre-tax loss of £46.2m in its latest financial results for the six months to 24 January 2021.

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Tim Martin sells £50m in Wetherspoon shares

27 January 2021 by

JD Wetherspoon chair Tim Martin has sold shares worth £50.3m to capitalise on the “significant buying interest” following the company placing last week.

Wetherspoon's Tim Martin calls for scientific evidence not 'assumptions' of virus transmission in pubs News

Wetherspoon's Tim Martin calls for scientific evidence not 'assumptions' of virus transmission in pubs

12 August 2020 by

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has called for more transparency on data surrounding the transmission of[...]

JD Wetherspoon warns more than 100 head office positions at risk of redundancy News

JD Wetherspoon warns more than 100 head office positions at risk of redundancy

06 August 2020 by

JD Wetherspoon has written to all 417 people employed at its head office warning that 110[...]

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[...]

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

Almost 100 MPs have written to JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin calling on him to pay his staff and “serve his country” during this time of crisis.

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

JD Wetherspoon denies 'abandoning workers' during time of crisis

24 March 2020

JD Wetherspoon has been accused of “abandoning workers in a time of need”, after staff claimed they’d been told not to expect future payments until cash from the chancellor’s wage scheme had been received.

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 invest more than £200m on expansion News

JD Wetherspoon to invest more than £200m on expansion

10 December 2019 by

JD Wetherspoon has announced plans to invest more than £200m in expanding its pub and hotel[...]

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 by

JD Wetherspoon investors have given chief executive and founder Tim Martin their backing, despite calls for[...]

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 by

JD Wetherspoon's founder and chief executive has hit out at a shareholder advisory group that questioned[...]

JD Wetherspoon sees like-for-like sales increase by 6.5% News

JD Wetherspoon sees like-for-like sales increase by 6.5%

13 September 2019

JD Wetherspoon saw like-for-like sales increase by 6.5% in the year to 28 July 2019, with revenue reaching £1.8b

Wetherspoon's beer price cuts signal 'a race to the bottom', say brewers News

Wetherspoon's beer price cuts signal 'a race to the bottom', say brewers

11 September 2019

JD Wetherspoon’s cuts to beer prices signal “a race to the bottom”, according to the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

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