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Marston's hit by minimum wage hike

Marston's hit by minimum wage hike

Shares in Marston’s (MARS) tumbled 8 per cent after the pub group sounded a note of caution within a trading update for the four months to 20 January. The group warned that the 6.2 per cent hike in the national minimum wage from April 2020 - which is higher than expected - will increase costs by around £2-3m in the second half. 

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