JD Wetherspoon calls for VAT reduction | Leisure Opportunities
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Matt Roberts Personal Training Company
£25 – 30k+
London, United Kingdom
GLL
Up to £17,133 per annum
Bath, Somerset
star job
Sport Aberdeen
£19,259.24 per annum
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
star job
Ribby Hall Village
Competitive
Preston, United Kingdom
Lex Leisure
Competitive
Solihull, United Kingdom

JD Wetherspoon calls for VAT reduction

Job opportunities
Aldenham School
£17K - £18K (depending on experience)
location: Elstree, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
London Youth
£32,000
location: Amersham, United Kingdom
more jobs

JD Wetherspoon has called on the government to reduce VAT for pubs and restaurants "as a priority" as it revealed that continuing cost increases will pose a significant challenge.

The company is unhappy that pubs are required to pay VAT on food, whereas supermarkets are not. It also said pubs pay higher rates of VAT than those in other European countries.

It comes as JD Wetherspoon reported a 3.6 per cent growth in like-for-like sales for the first 12 weeks of the second quarter to 15 January, compared with 1.1 per cent in the first quarter.

A spokesperson said: "December like-for-like sales were strong, mainly due to adverse weather conditions last year. Sales growth for the period before and after December was approximately in line with the first quarter."

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
JD Wetherspoon has called on the government to reduce VAT for pubs and restaurants "as a priority" as it revealed that continuing cost increases will pose a significant challenge.
HHR,COL,RST
blanknews.gif

More News

23 Oct 2017
A state-of-the-art outdoor cycle track will become the first of its kind in Scotland as construction nears completion. The Fife Cycle Park is scheduled to ... Read more
20 Oct 2017
A new pop-up experience opening in London and Los Angeles will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise from IP developer Square Enix. ... Read more
20 Oct 2017
Suffolk Coastal District Council is investing in fitness and sports infrastructure to engage people from inactive populations. Special facilities designed for the reconditioned market will ... Read more
20 Oct 2017
Work is underway to transform Headingley into a stadium for the future, after Legal & General was revealed as the investor behind the £40m (US$52.6m, ... Read more
20 Oct 2017
Boutique studio Barrecore has created a new class targeted at pre- and post-natal clients, and those returning to exercise from injury. Signature Lite has also ... Read more
19 Oct 2017
A group of retirement homes is installing specialist fitness equipment because residents find traditional gyms intimidating, according to healthcare provider Bupa. Richmond Villages, owned by ... Read more
Focus Training
Focus Training
19 Oct 2017
Linda Conlon, CEO of the International Centre for Life in Newcastle and chair of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) has announced the ... Read more
19 Oct 2017
More than 1,500 new football teams and 3,400 coaches will be created after the FA increased funding to its grassroots campaign. The FA upped its ... Read more
19 Oct 2017
The UK trails other countries when it comes to early childhood physical activity, with no cohesive approach between the devolved nations, according to a report ... Read more
18 Oct 2017
Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona has urged fellow players, coaches and clubs to reach out to young people from minority groups and encourage more into ... Read more
18 Oct 2017
The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation announced the launch of a new spa workforce study at the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo being held at ... Read more
18 Oct 2017
Primary schools across the country will see PE and sport funding doubled this month in a bid to change the lives of a generation. The ... Read more
Active IQ
Active IQ
18 Oct 2017
Places for People Leisure has begun construction work on a £9.5m (US$12.5m, €10.7m) leisure centre in Waltham Abbey, Essex. Building partners Pellikaan Construction and architects ... Read more
18 Oct 2017
After announcing its intention to develop a Bear Grylls attraction in the UK, Merlin CEO Nick Varney has revealed further plans for the adventure survivalist, ... Read more
18 Oct 2017
Rugby will touch the lives of thousands of young people from under-represented communities, as part of an ambitious new project from Premiership Rugby and England ... Read more
MoveGB
MoveGB
1 - 15 of 36,876
employer of choice
John Treharne, CEO, The Gym Group
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery.