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FPA business impact tracking survey reflects consumer caution

The third iteration of the FPA Business Impact Survey reveals deeper economic impact and concern that consumer caution could hold back any…

Germany slashes VAT on restaurant meals by more than half


Germany’s parliament voted on Thursday to slash value-added tax on restaurant meals by more than half for a year to help them recoup devastating losses caused by the lockdown and…

Fish and chips and a cup of tea as brits crave iconic national staples during era of home isolation


Fish and chips is the great British meal that home-bound families have missed the most during two-months of home isolation (27%) – and tea bags is one of the top…

63% of British consumers say they will return to restaurants, bars or cafes in the first month of these places re-opening


Trust in hygiene and social distancing will be top of the menu this summer when foodservice lockdown fully ends.

Global information company The NPD Group says results from its second COVID-19 British…

Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)


Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus.

Running your business through the…

Health Secretary announces new Test and Trace system


From today (28 May), anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions. This could…

COVID-19 employer support – live webinars


As part of the government’s commitment to support businesses and individuals, the coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is now live on GOV.UK.

Find out if you can use the…

Women in Fish and Chips Launches Vlogs to Support Shops During Crisis


A series of Vlogs have been launched by organisers of Women in Fish and Chips to share how leading shops are coping with the lockdown and plans to re-open.


The coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is now live


Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is now live on GOV‌.UK.

If you’re an employer with fewer than 250 employees, you can now claim for coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). If…



Level 2 Award in The Prevention and Control of Infection

The Award is a 12 week online course covering 3 units. The trainee will have a training consultant with them…

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) business webinars – find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure


The UK Government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance for business to help ensure work places in England are as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic.  Join a…

Legionella risks because of water stagnation during the coronavirus outbreak


Building closure or reduced occupancy can increase the risks of Legionnaires’ disease.

Employers, the self-employed and people in control of premises, such as landlords, have a duty to identify and…

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to launch


A new online service will be launched on 26 May for small and medium-sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees, the government…

Just Eat slams watchdog's approval of Amazon's £442m investment in Deliveroo


Just Eat has questioned whether the decline in the financial position of Deliveroo was “due to coronavirus or because of the quality of its business model”.

In its submission…

National Fish and Chip Day is Back!


Following the resounding success of last year’s National Fish and Chip Day, and in response to the Government’s recent announcements, we are absolutely delighted to say that our celebration of…

‘Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo will result in driving small and independent food businesses out the market’ say Domino’s


Domino’s Pizza Group has waded into Amazon’s attempts to buy a slice of Deliveroo, saying to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) who act as the competition watchdog that they…

Government announces roadmap taskforces


New ministerial-led taskforces have been set up to plan how closed sectors can reopen safely.

Five new ministerial-led taskforces have been set up to develop plans for how and when…

OUT NOW - Issue 3 of the Fish Friers Review!


Celebrating 95 years of publication the Fish Friers Review was first published in 1925. The Fish Friers Review is the official journal of the NFFF, and the fish and chip…

Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October


The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor announced today (Tuesday 12 May 2020).

  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until…

Consumer spending declined 36.5 per cent in April, yet some retailers continued to see growth despite social distancing


Consumer spending contracted by 36.5 per cent year-on-year in April, showing the impact of ongoing social distancing measures.

Data from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit…

UK households reduce takeaway food waste by £3.2 million a week during lockdown - but waste in restaurants rises


Just Eat and the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) have today released research which shines a light on the ‘true cost’ of food waste from takeaways in the UK, and reveals…

Your Business Requirements - Time to Evaluate and Evolve


Article written by Particularly Good Potatoes

Nobody can argue that Covid-19 has caused a level of disruption rarely seen in this country, or indeed the world.  It has separated families,…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Update for employers


The following information has been provided by HMRC Business Help and Support

We can share the latest information about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme with you, including updates to guidance and…

Dropping prices are putting the UK catching sector under pressure amid the coronavirus pandemic


Dropping prices are putting the UK catching sector under pressure amid the coronavirus pandemic, industry figures have warned. Year-on-year prices have dropped by more than a third at auctions still…

PUKKA and National Federation of Fish Friers work together to deliver pies to the people


Pukka remains the UK’s favourite fish and chip shop pie brand by a country mile[1], and returns to its roots to help chip shops keep bringing…

More than 90% of consumers in favour of food still being served at tables but with increased safety measures


More than 90% of customers are in favour of their food continuing to be served at their table with fewer than 5% wanting contactless or self-service, according to new research…

Keejays Ltd Launches Hand Sanitiser for UK Essential Hospitality Workers


Keejays Ltd, which has been making speciality sauces and pastes for professional kitchens since 1985, is this week launching a new Hand Sanitiser developed with the hardworking essential workers who…

New tool helps seafood businesses to find financial support during COVID-19


Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, has released a new online tool to help seafood businesses identify what government financial support schemes they may be…

Fishermen’s Families - we can help you


The Fishermen’s Mission is the fishermen’s charity. For nearly 140 years the Fishermen’s Mission has supported fishermen and their families across calm and stormy sea. This is still true today.

Show your support to VE Day


On Friday 8th May the UK will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.

Fish and chips played a massive role in both World Wars starting with Lloyd George's war cabinet recognising the…

Sarson’s to Shine a Light on Community Heroes with New Campaign


In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, Sarson’s is championing the beloved fish & chip shops of Great Britain, who have risen to the challenge to support their local communities,…

Fish and Chip Shops Start to Re-Open Online


Elderly fish and chips lovers may need to get tech-savvy if they want to keep enjoying their favourite meal, says fish and seafood supplier JJ Foodservice.

Government guidelines state that…

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