Wetherspoon posts sales rise

JD Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin said trading has been “reasonable” in the last six months given the pressures on consumers.

The pub giant said revenues were up 10% to £626.4 million in the 26 weeks to January 27, while like-for-like sales climbed 6.9%.
However, operating profit was down 2% to £52.1m in the six month period.
Martin also renewed his calls for a VAT cut.