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04 August 2020
When the EU exit transition period ends in December 2020, many UK businesses will need to complete customs and other trade administration for the first time. Businesses can apply for grants to help develop capability in this area, subject to various conditions and limitations. Applications are being handled by PwC and money is available for the following: Hiring new staff for cus...
04 August 2020
The government’s policy of using local, rather than national “lockdowns” to control coronavirus has been extended significantly, with restrictions extended to large parts of the North of England. This represents a significant escalation, when considered in terms of geographical extent. LINK The measures, which are introduced as “restrictions”, cover the following locations (note...
04 August 2020
Part One of the National Food Strategy is now available – publication was delayed from April 2020 because of the coronavirus emergency. The document is written in an informal style by Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of the Leon food-to-go chain. He consulted widely, assisted by a range of advisors and experts. Most recommendations in Part One are directed towards government, but Part Tw...
04 August 2020
Farmers in England will benefit from simplified administration in 2021. With the UK under EU membership, farmers must comply with “ greening ” requirements in order to qualify for certain additional subsidy payments. With the UK leaving the EU at the end of 2020, this requirement will not apply – farmers will receive the additional payments alongside their Basic Payment allocatio...
04 August 2020
The UK Chief Medical Offers have announced that from 30 July the self-isolation period has been extended from 7 to ten days for those who have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive. See LINK More economic news and analysis EXPLORE .EconNews { background: #3b1e61; padding: 20px; padding-bottom: 60px; } .EconNews h3 { font-family: montserrat, sans-...
04 August 2020
Findings from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (22-26 July 2020) run by the Office for National Statistics reveal the following impact of COVID-19 on people: 34% would feel comfortable eating indoors at a restaurant (33% last week) 54% of working adults had travelled to work in the past seven days (53% last week) 47% reported they are likely to use the NHS COVID-19 app when i...
04 August 2020
NHS Test and Trace has launched a new campaign alongside a new business plan to expand testing capacity. The aim is to double the testing capacity to 500,000 tests a day by the end of October. The new campaign (see LINK ) encourages everyone to get a free test as soon as they get symptoms. More economic news and analysis EXPLORE .EconNews { background: #3b1e6...
04 August 2020
In this eBook - available in both PDF and eReader versions - we document how the UK food and consumer goods industry responded in the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, and reflect on what we can learn to help us respond to any future shocks to supply chain The months ahead will continue to be challenging for the food and consumer goods industry. The threat of COVID-19 remain...
03 August 2020
Explore the role of category management Duration: Allow 6 mins In this video you will: See how categories are defined Explore the aims of the category management function Understand the benefits for shoppers, retailers, and suppliers – known as the “Triple Win” Self-reflection questions : Does this make you see category management in a different light? W...
03 August 2020
Explore the role of supply chain and its impact on shoppers Duration: Allow 8 mins In this video you will: Understand what makes up a supply chain Learn about the key measures of success for supply chain teams See why collaboration is so important, both internally and externally, for success Self-reflection questions : Does this make you see the supply chai...