Jd Wetherspoon

Wetherspoon's total tax bill wfor the six-month period was £273.5m - 43.7 per cent of its sales

JD Wetherspoon’s profits slip on higher costs

By Luke Nicholls

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon posted a ‘reasonable’ set of results for the half-year ending 27 January 2013, with the burden of what the Group calls ‘stealth taxes’ contributing to a drop of 2.7 per cent in its pre- tax profit to £34.8m.

JD Wetherspoon has announced a rise in like-for-like sales but said it remains cautious about the future and will scale back its planned openings

JD Wetherspoon to reduce planned pub openings for the year

By Peter Ruddick

JD Wetherspoon has revealed a rise in like-for-like sales of 2.1 per cent in the 26 weeks to 22 January 2012 but announced it is scaling back its planned pub openings for the financial year and remains cautious about future performance.