The ALMR is launching the 9th edition of its annual Benchmarking Survey and is calling on licensed hospitality businesses of all trading styles to contribute.
The annual report, produced in partnership with specialist property adviser Christie + Co, provides a complete overview of operating costs for pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants and is used extensively by the ALMR in its lobbying efforts. Past Benchmarking Reports have been used to effectively influence policy on issues such as National Minimum Wage, business rates reform and PPL proposals; as well as providing accurate information on rental valuations for commercial leases and changes to gaming machine stakes and prizes.
ALMR Chief Executive, Kate Nicholls said: “Our annual Benchmarking Report is one of our most useful tools when it comes to engaging with policy makers and lobbying on behalf of the trade. We have presented our report to politicians for the past eight years, explaining the true cost of operating in licensed hospitality.
“The Benchmarking Report remains the most authoritative and extensive of its kind due to the widespread participation of ALMR members and non-members alike. In order to ensure that the report remains as robust as ever we are calling on all licensed hospitality business to take part this year. We have also included an additional casual dining trading style in this year’s survey to reflect, not just the sector’s evolving landscape, but also the challenges food-led business face, such as menu labelling.
“The survey is open to all licensed hospitality operators, regardless of whether they are ALMR members or not. With your continued support we can make sure this document remains as authoritative as ever.”