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24 November 2020
Frequently asked questions In recent months, IGD has had contact with members via webinars and other services concerned with EU Exit. Some common questions have emerged, and this article deals with one of them – labelling changes. Note that IGD has worked with other organisations to create the EU Exit Food Hub, which goes into more detail and tackles a wider range of questions. Readers ma...
24 November 2020
It is never easy to predict with certainty what shoppers will do in the future, particularly regarding EU Exit. Much will depend on the outcome of the negotiations between the UK and EU and whether there is a deal. Even if there is a deal, a changing/new relationship with the EU could have a significant impact on shoppers. As hard as it is currently to predict shopper behaviour, our Shop...
24 November 2020
The Prime Minister has announced plans for a return to a tiered regional approach in England to suppress COVID-19 once the national restrictions end on 2 December. As the previous three-tier approach was not deemed strong enough to keep R below 1, the government will introduce “new, stronger and more sustainable tiers.” The new three-tier system will see the re-opening of all non-esse...
24 November 2020
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest guidance on COVID-19 and planning for the end of the transition period with the EU. Project Enable The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is planning to accelerate mass testing in food settings, which aims to prevent and manage outbreaks of COVID-19, to avoi...
23 November 2020
Watch this video to hear the latest on what the UK’s exit from the EU could mean for the food and consumer goods industry. This video will cover: Politics and government Business readiness for EU Exit Economic position Shopper sentiment DOWNLOAD THE SLIDES More economic news and analysis EXPLORE .EconNews { background: #3b1e61; pa...
20 November 2020
In IGD’s series of Monthly Economics Webcasts, we cover the key issues affecting the food and consumer goods industry. This month, we update on COVID-19, EU Exit, economic performance and latest shopper sentiment. 20-minute watch DOWNLOAD THE SLIDES .embed-container{ position: relative; padding-bottom: 56%; height: 0; min-height: 200px; overflow: hidden; max-width:...
20 November 2020
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest guidance on COVID-19 and planning for the end of the transition period with the EU. EU exit update Talks about a trade deal between the UK and EU have been suspended for a short period after a member of the EU team tested positive for COVID-19. There has been some re...
20 November 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled a Ten-point plan to improve the UK’s environmental performance, whilst also supporting economic recovery. This is being styled as a “Green Industrial Revolution ”. Key initiatives are: Offshore wind – quadrupling capacity to 40GW by 2030 - enough to power every UK home by 2030 Transition from fossil fuels to hydrogen – 5GW of hydrogen...
20 November 2020
Latest data from ONS shows that public sector debt in the UK continues to rise rapidly because of coronavirus, which has reduced tax receipts whilst also increasing government expenditure. Public sector net debt in October stood at £2,077m, up from £2,059m in September (excluding debt attached to public sector banking interests). This represents 116.5% of GDP. In the last few weeks,...
20 November 2020
Inflation data from ONS show that “all items” annual inflation for the UK edged up slightly in the latest month, moving from +0.7% in September to +0.9% in October, when measured by the CPI method. (Users should treat current inflation data with caution, however, since the ability of shoppers to access some items in the inflation “basket”, such as holidays or foodservice, is limite...