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20 April 2021
Learning at Work Week (LAWW) takes place between 17 – 23 May with the theme Made for Learning, focusing on our capacity to learn and be great lifelong learners. For many businesses Learning at Work Week is a great opportunity to: Hero learning and showcase the importance of a lifelong learning culture Remind colleagues and team leaders what internal learning is available H...
20 April 2021
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest developments and guidance on COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Improving trading environment There is reported to be strong consumer demand for hospitality venues for outdoor service following the easing of Covid restrictions from 12 April....
20 April 2021
As economic recovery continues, redundancy is falling – in January 2021, around 204,000 people in the UK were made redundant, which is about double the “usual” rate but still well below the peak hit in October. This data is encouraging but, for many employers – and, therefore, many workers – there are further challenges ahead, as government support for businesses is gradually wound-up....
15 April 2021
UK food and drink imports from the EU fell sharply in January 2021, following UK exit from the EU. Latest data from ONS shows that imports picked-up somewhat in February, but they remain well below the pre-exit level, with meat being especially affected. This is likely to be due to a combination of bad weather in the English Channel, disruption due to Coronavirus and trader reluctance to...
15 April 2021
This week saw the latest phase of changes to lockdown ( ie : non-vital shops reopened and foodservice also reopened with outside seating). The Prime Minister has warned citizens not to become complacent and to continue complying with government guidance on preventing spread of Coronavirus. ONS has carried out research on compliance with the key measures ( ie : face coverings, hand was...
09 April 2021
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest developments and guidance on COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Further easing of COVID-19 restrictions The Prime Minister has confirmed a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions will take effect in England from 12 April. This includes the r...
08 April 2021
The Office for National Statistics has published new research based on a survey conducted 10-14 March 2021 which compares: Behaviours adopted or expanded during the Coronavirus outbreak Expected retention of those behaviours after the threat has passed The results reveal the following: The activity most-adopted and the one most-expected to be retained is avoiding crowds...
07 April 2021
The new World Economic Outlook (WEO) report from IMF, develops a narrative of cautious optimism, whilst also highlighting the challenges faced by vulnerable people around the World. Coronavirus is thought to have caused World economic output to fall by 3.3% in 2020 – but this might have been up to three times worse in the absence of aggressive policy measures by governments. Rollout of va...
01 April 2021
IGD to host virtual Supply Chain summit - 17 June 2021 In its annual Supply Chain Summit, IGD will gather leaders from across the grocery retail industry to share the latest insight on new opportunities and the critical role the industry will play in delivering commercial growth, as we move into a post-COVID world. The one-day interactive online event will give delegates the opportunity t...
01 April 2021
Better awareness of what drives behaviours will help you reflect on and improve your interactions with others. If you are a line manager, it will also help you develop your team in coaching conversations and develop a more inclusive culture. In this short video, you will: Be guided through the Iceberg theory to help you distinguish between behaviours that appear in our everyday ...