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Chancellor unveils ‘winter economy plan’ for businesses

Chancellor unveils ‘winter economy plan’ for businesses

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced another support scheme for UK businesses which will replace the existing furlough scheme. The winter economy plan will see the Government and employers pay one-third of workers equivalent salary each for the next six months from...

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Turbulence expected for UK food-to-go market

Turbulence expected for UK food-to-go market

The UK food-to-go market has experienced significant challenges in 2020 and will continue to be impacted by Covid-19 over the next three years, according to the latest forecast from IGD. The new research, formed in consultation with the industry, predicts that the...

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Whitbread to lose 6,000 jobs following impact of Covid-19

Whitbread to lose 6,000 jobs following impact of Covid-19

Whitbread, the company which owns Premier Inn and Beefeater restaurants, has warned that 6,000 members of staff could lose their jobs following the impact of coronavirus. Although the company said it is hoping to avoid compulsory redundancies, it said the loss of...

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NFU urges Government to back British farming in trade deals

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on politicians to give Parliament a say on how future trade deals impact British food and farming. The 9th September marks ‘Back British Farming’ day and the NFU has published a new report that showcases the high standards...

Dimbleby outlines part one of National Food Strategy

Following the announcement of the Government’s plans to tackle obesity within the UK, Henry Dimbleby has called for more to be done in order to support healthier diets in the first part of the National Food Strategy. The National Food Strategy was commissioned by the...

Truss says US trade deal won’t mean lower standards

International trade secretary, Liz Truss, has said the UK is not prepared to compromise on food standards in a post-Brexit trade deal with the US. Truss told the BBC: “We will not be negotiating that away as part of a trade deal. "It is against the law to import...

Truss announces new Trade and Agriculture Commission

A Trade and Agriculture Commission to help inform a post-Brexit trade policy has been announced by international secretary, Liz Truss and broadly welcomed by the industry. Truss said the new Commission would not be another quango or regulator and would be strictly...

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