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Promoting jobs & growth in licensed hospitality

The ALMR (Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers) is the only national trade body dedicated to representing the interests of the UK’s diverse eating and drinking out sector. Eating and drinking out businesses generate £63bn in turnover (+37% since 2010) and contribute £32bn  GVA (+63% since 2010), pays a third of turnover in taxes and invests $4.4bn pa in our high streets and local communities. The sector supports 1.6m jobs (+18% since 2010), creates 1 in 7 of all new jobs and has grown at 6.5% pa since 2010 (9.3% pa for restaurants).

The ALMR’s diverse membership includes pubs, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and coffee shops The ALMR represents over 90% of all managed pubs in the UK as well as leading casual dining chains and world-renowned nightclubs. Two-thirds of our members are small independent companies operating 50 outlets of fewer under their own branding, but our membership also includes some of the largest high street operators including JD Wetherspoon, Casual Dining Group and Carluccio’s, with well-known branded outlets such as: All Bar One, Slug & Lettuce, TGI Fridays, Wahaca, Wagamama and Harvester.

These outlets are valuable social, cultural and economic assets – community spaces, visitor and tourist attractions and significant revenue generators – as well as providing a well regulated and controlled environment for people to enjoy alcohol responsibly and socially…