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On July 13th, 2017. In Industry News. Comments (0)

Benchmarking report highlights challenges for sector

Increased operating costs and tightening margins have highlighted the importance of support for the sector and the need for clarity over Brexit, according to the latest edition of the ALMR Christie & Co Benchmarking Report, launched today (11.07.2017). The ALMR Christie & Co Benchmarking Report benchmarks operating costs, market trends and sector performance and is […]

On July 12th, 2017. In Industry News. Comments (0)

LPC must act with caution over future wage rates

The ALMR has urged the Low Pay Commission to show caution on future upratings of National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates. The ALMR has submitted to the Low Pay Commission’s consultation on wage rates highlighting recent cost increases for businesses, tightening margins and continued political instability as reasons to avoid significant cost increases […]

On May 11th, 2017. In Industry News. Comments (0)

Immigration reduction will hinder sector employment

The ALMR has reacted to the Prime Minister’s confirmation that the Conservative Party manifesto will reduce immigration by warning that eating and drinking out businesses need access to overseas employees. The ALMR has also reminded politicians that the sector is a fantastic local employer with the majority of its staff coming from within the UK. […]

On May 8th, 2017. In Industry News. Comments (0)

ALMR launches interactive online data resource

The ALMR will launch its powerful new Polimapper tool this week, an online resource aimed at highlighting the economic value, sectoral importance and positive effects of hospitality businesses across the UK. The tool is being launched this week at the ALMR’s 25th anniversary conference. It provides a breakdown of the contribution being made by pubs, […]

On May 5th, 2017. In Industry News. Comments (0)

ALMR launches own general election manifesto

The ALMR has launched its own manifesto at its Spring conference to encourage national and local governments to back the eating and drinking out sector. Unveiled at yesterday’s 2017 Spring Conference, the manifesto highlights the contributions make the sector and outlines the support needed for pubs, restaurants and bars. ALMR chief executive Kate Nicholls said: […]