The Week: City News - Future pre-tax profits grow

Future Publishing has posted a like-for-like 17 per cent rise in pre-tax profits for the six months ended 31 March, according to its interim results.

The Total Film publisher's pre-tax profit was £4.1 million, compared with an adjusted £3.5 million a year ago. Stevie Spring, the chief executive, said: "We expect a satisfactory out-turn for the full year."