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MANIFESTO FOR CHANGE

Promoting jobs & growth in licensed hospitality

The ALMR is the only national trade body dedicated solely to representing the needs and concerns of the broad range of licensed hospitality operators. Between them our 175 member companies operate just under 14,500 outlets, employing 350,000 staff; together they account for almost all managed pubs in the UK. While these outlets are primarily pubs and bars, they also include casual dining outlets, licensed accommodation providers and nightclubs. And they range from some of the largest high street operators, JD Wetherspoon, Spirit and Stonegate, with well-known branded outlets such as All Bar One, Slug & Lettuce, TGI Fridays, Harvester, to many independent community locals. But two-thirds of our members are small independent companies operating 50 outlets or fewer under their own branding, predominantly suburban neighbourhood venues. 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…