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27 July 2021
Rising COVID-19 cases and self-isolation The Delta variant of COVID-19 has spread rapidly in recent weeks. Businesses have been raising concerns about the increased number of employees being advised to self-isolate for up to 10 days, following notification from the Test and Trace App that they had been in close contact with someone reporting a positive COVID-19 test result. This has creat...
26 July 2021
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22 July 2021
The UK government has issued a new Command Paper , discussing the working of the Northern Ireland Protocol and seeking a change in approach. Current situation The paper states that some aspects of the Protocol are not working well in practice, leading to disruption of supply chains and impacts upon shoppers. The paper states that: The UK has made great efforts to deliver the Pr...
22 July 2021
With an increasing focus on early careers and the evolving education and skills landscape, it can be challenging to keep up with the latest insights. This is a must watch for anyone responsible for early careers or recruiting young talent. In this webinar you’ll discover the latest trends and developments in the early careers landscape, both for our industry and the broader landscape picture...
22 July 2021
New online practical tools available for businesses to aid urgent action and increase the amount of food that is redistributed. With 16% of adults (one in six people) across England, Wales and Northern Ireland experiencing food insecurity, [1] IGD is driving positive change on food redistribution with the launch of new online resources to help businesses accelerate the amount of food that i...
21 July 2021
For food and drink businesses, supply chain capability is a major component within an overall competitive package. Supply chain professionals process data, predict demand and plan flexible, efficient delivery at minimal cost. The modern food and drink “offer” would not be possible without these value-adding activities. In recent months, however, IGD’s supply chain contacts have reporte...
21 July 2021
Part Two of the National Food Strategy (NFS) for England has now been published. Part One , published in 2020, dealt primarily with reducing the impact of COVID-19; it recommended a limited package of measures intended to provide food security to vulnerable households. Part Two is an in-depth and independent, review of the entire UK food and drink system , the most compreh...
20 July 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. Self-isolation exemptions for key workers The Prime Minister has announced that a “small number of named fully vaccinated, critical workers” will be able to leave self-isolation...
20 July 2021
New ONS data shows that inflation in the UK is still edging up. Year-on-year inflation in June 2021 was +2.4% when measured by the CPIH method, up from 2.1% in May. Transport cost, especially motor fuel, was a key contributor – in June 2021 average UK price for unleaded petrol was £1.30 per litre, compared with £1.09 in June 2020. Demand for fuel was unusually low in June 2020, due ...
20 July 2021
UK food, drink and tobacco exports to the EU were strong in May 2021. According to ONS data, UK traders sent £1.2bn worth of these goods to Europe, which represents a sudden return to “normal” levels after a period of disruption in the first months of the year. This may reflect improved capability amongst UK traders with respect to EU border procedures, as well as increased willingn...