Pubs boss lands £1.1m pay package

Press Association
JD Wetherspoon
JD Wetherspoon

The chief executive of pubs group JD Wetherspoon landed a near 30% hike in his pay and bonus package to £1.1 million after toasting another year of record annual sales and profits.

John Hutson saw his total pay and shares swell after being awarded a £95,000 cash bonus, as well as £109,000 worth of shares under a long-term incentive scheme and a £358,000 share windfall in deferred payments from a plan set up in 2005.