Restaurateurs seek to turn up the heat on the Chancellor

All Bar One in Birmingham's Brindleyplace, which is owned by Mitchells and Butlers
Mitchells & Butler chairman Bob Ivell is among the signatories of a letter to Chancellor Philip Hammond that calls for "root and branch" reform of business rates. The casual dining sector has come under huge pressure, with casualties occuring almost weekly. Prezzo, Byron, Jamie's Italian and Strada are among the big names in the industry which have been forced to restructure or close sites since Christmas. Ivell is a senior industry figure and has been non-executive chairman of Birmingham-based M&B since 2011, while he is also t... For the full story register now for free or login below...