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04 June 2020
The UK government has released further details of the planned quarantine scheme for international travellers , which will come into force from 08 June. These rules will apply to all international travellers arriving in the UK, except where specified exemptions apply (exemptions include drivers of goods vehicles and seasonal agricultural workers). Travelers must complete a form, giv...
04 June 2020
The Scottish Government has announced that inshore fishers who usually target shellfish will be able to diversify into new markets worth up to £2 million. This will allow fishers to access fish quotas including mackerel, haddock, anglerfish, whiting, pollack, saithe, ling, lemon sole and skates and rays. Click for full details
04 June 2020
The UK Government is continuing to develop its scheme for supporting the market for trade credit insurance. This has now been agreed, following extensive talks with the insurance industry. About £10 billion has been allocated for the purpose – in a typical year £350 billion of transactions are protected by trade credit insurance. Clearly, the government does not intend to replace co...
04 June 2020
Seasonal agricultural workers travelling to the UK will be exempt from the new quarantine restrictions which take effect from 08 June. The government has now issued new instructions for these workers and their employers, to help them comply with quarantine rules. Key points are: Before travelling, workers must complete a form with personal detail and the address of the farm(s) ...
04 June 2020
Data from polling specialists You Gov, shows how coronavirus has changed the political agenda in the UK, at least in the view of the public. Each week, You Gov asks respondents to name the major issues faced by the country at that moment. Health and economic performance generally rank high, but their importance soared from February 2020 onwards, coinciding with recognition of the threa...
04 June 2020
“I really thought it was excellent and please pass on my personal thanks to Geoff for a very rich session” “Geoff really connects and he is so compelling. I found that very inspiring" “Thanks, and well done again on an excellent, well hosted and informative session” Feedback on psychological effects webinar from listeners This keynote is designed for leaders to hel...
04 June 2020
By Laura Jacobson and James Walton With the UK once again on the brink of recession, this report draws on a collection of data sources to demonstrate how the state of the nation has shifted in the last 12 years. These explore economic, retail and shopper perspectives . We summarise with key considerations for suppliers. Economic indicators Some phrases such as discount growt...
02 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. Test and Trace Defra is working with the food industry, Public Health England and NHSX to ensure that the tracking and tracing process will not have an impact on absence rates. It is un...
02 June 2020
First Minister, Mark Drakeford, has announced that non-essential retail in Wales should start to prepare to reopen. A decision will be taken on 18 June on whether they will be able to re-open based on scientific and medical evidence. For more details of other changes to the lockdown, see this LINK . The UK government has announced that non-essential retail can re-open in England fr...
02 June 2020
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS, also known as furlough ) is a government programme intended to protect employees during the coronavirus emergency. In its initial form, the government pays 80% of wages for furloughed workers, up to a limit of £2,500 per month. Other costs such as pension contributions and Employer NI Contributions (NICS) are included. Various changes h...