The ALMR has launched the 11th edition of the annual ALMR Christie & Co Benchmarking Report 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.
This year’s survey is more comprehensive than ever and seeks additional information on wage rate increases, business rates revaluations and businesses Brexit prospects.
ALMR Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “The annual Benchmarking Report is one of our most valuable tools and the most comprehensive and authoritative of its kind.
“This year’s survey is more detailed than ever and will give us meticulous information on wages, business rates and businesses’ prospects as we move towards Brexit. This will provide an extra dimension to the Report that will be invaluable during these uncertain times.
Neil Morgan, Managing Director – Pubs & Restaurants at Christie & Co said, “As we approach the end of what has been an eventful year for both the sector and the global economy, the ALMR Christie & Co Benchmarking Report has never been more essential, enabling owners and operators alike to assess the performance of their businesses and plan effectively for the future.
“The 2017 Report will include for the first time the impact of the Brexit vote and introduction of National Living Wage on sector performance, while providing comprehensive data which will prove invaluable for those seeking to appeal business rates as well as to manage their business effectively.”
The survey is available online: http://www.almr.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017-ALMR-Christie-CO-Benchmarking-Survey-2017-FINAL-form.pdf