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JD Wetherspoons delivers 'reasonable' set of interim results

Pub Group JD Wetherspoon has posted a 'reasonable' set of results for the half year ended December 31st, with a 10 per cent rise in revenue, like-for-like sales up 6.9 per cent, but pre-tax profit down 2.7 per cent.

Pub Group JD Wetherspoon has posted a 'reasonable' set of results for the half year ended December 31st, with a 10 per cent rise in revenue, like-for-like sales up 6.9 per cent, but pre-tax profit down 2.7 per cent.

The group said its biggest threat continues to be the VAT disparity between supermarkets and pubs and the continuing imposition of stealth taxes.

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In the six weeks to March 10th, like-for-like sales increased by 7.3%, with total sales increasing by 9.9%.

"Taxation and input costs will continue to rise, but, overall, the company continues to aim for a reasonable outcome in the current financial year," Tim Martin, the Chairman of the group said.

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