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16 June 2020
With many of us spending more time working at home and adapting to a new routine, a recent survey has shown some people may be struggling with maintaining good mental health and healthy eating patterns. In this article, Registered Nutritionist Dr. Laura Wyness shares six nutrition tips that may help your productivity whilst having a positive impact on your physical and mental health. ...
16 June 2020
The UK Government has announced that it will neither accept nor seek any extension to the Transition Period for leaving the EU. The UK has also decided to introduce new border controls with the EU in three stages to give industry extra time to decide. From January 2021 – Only basic customs requirements will be required such as keeping sufficient records of imported goods. There w...
16 June 2020
Following the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), IGD is working closely with the UK Government and the food industry. Here is a summary of some of the key developments we have picked up. Two-metre rule The Prime Minister has announced that there will be a review into the two-metre social distancing rule. This follows concerns raised by UK hospitality that the two-metre rule ...
16 June 2020
“Short, impactful and most importantly very usable tools to help me manage my team through change” Feedback on the webinar from a listener In this webinar you will learn: What is going through people’s minds during change and the impact of stress How to flex your style in response A practical three-step process to keep your team aligned through change Question...
15 June 2020
Watch this video to discover how health and wellness trends could evolve in a post Covid-19 world, along with our latest shopper insights and the implications for the short and longer term.   Almost three months into lockdown in the UK, there’s no doubt that Coronavirus has changed the way people prioritise their health and wellness. Prior to the crisis, IGD’s 2019 health deep dive ...
15 June 2020
The ability to empower others is a key part of a manager’s toolkit. In this short video, you’ll discover how to do this by strengthening trust in your team. Trust in teams is so impactful because it builds the bridge between business results and the human need for connection. This video will help you develop your own approach: Think about what trust means to you based on you...
12 June 2020
ONS analysis, based on the long-running Family Spending study, shows how coronavirus lockdown provisions have affected UK household spending. LINK Lockdown, in its strictest form, forbids spending in several areas, which account for c.22% of typical expenditure i.e. food service. It may also affect spending in some discretionary areas, as incomes and confidence fall and househo...
12 June 2020
The UK Government has laid out its approach to handling goods trade between Great Britain, Ireland, and Northern Ireland after EU exit in a command paper. LINK Businesses involved in trade between GB and Northern Ireland have now been asked to fill-in and return a questionnaire, electronically. The information will be used to ensure that businesses receive all necessary documentation a...
12 June 2020
Is your company facing any of these challenges: improving capability, generating growth, and developing skill sets for the future? Alex Edge, our head of people development solutions, shows how your peers have tackled them with expertise from IGD Solutions. 1. Challenge: improving capability skills We know your budgets and resources are being reduced across training and l...
12 June 2020
ONS has published GDP data for April 2020. This shows a real term decline in UK economic output of 20.4%, the steepest fall recorded since the measure began in 1997. April was the first full month of coronavirus lockdown conditions (lockdown began in late March). Almost all parts of the economy saw a contraction, with the notable exception of manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Manufact...