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Hospitality Parliamentary Group launches inquiry into UK Coasts and Waters tourism


A new inquiry into coastal and lakeside tourism has been launched by The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Hospitality and Tourism.

The “Coasts and Waters” inquiry aims

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Seafood industry stands tall for Fish & Chip sector


As shops re-open doors, the seafood industry vows to maintain supply and support the Fish & Chip sector through turbulent times.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted us all in ways…

Heinz Launches Click&Chips Campaign to Save the UK’s Fish & Chip Shops


Heinz has launched the new Click&Chips campaign committed to helping the nation’s fish & chip shops reopen and trade successfully.

Around 80 percent of the UK’s chippies were forced…

Deliveroo – covid-19 has accelerated consumer behaviour by up to three years, to launch ‘Table Service’


Deliveroo founder Will Shu has argued that the covid-19 crisis has advanced consumer behaviour.

He told the BBC: “Even if restrictions are lifted soon, there’s going to be a long…

FPA reissues guidance on safe handling of foodservice packaging


Following the announcement Wednesday 24th June that the hospitality sector can reopen from 4 July, the FPA has reissued its ‘Guidance on the Safe Handling of Foodservice Packaging’.

The government…

JJ Fixes Fish Prices to Support Restaurants Re-opening


National wholesaler JJ Foodservice has launched a new fish and seafood brochure with promotional prices fixed for two months to support restaurants re-opening on July 4th.

Prices include MSC-certified cod…

OUT NOW - Issue 4 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…

CMA clears Amazon's £442m Deliveroo stake despite delivery firm's coronavirus turnaround


CMA determines Amazon investment in Deliveroo would not result in significant lessening of competition in restaurant or grocery sector

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has determined Amazon’s investment in…

Prime Minister's statement on further reopening


Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the House of Commons this afternoon, laying out his plans for a further relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England from July 4th.

The Prime Minister…

Meadow Vale Foods launches two new Japanese style Chicken products to meet increased demand.


Japanese food has quickly risen to be the most popular Asian cuisine in the UK with the number of Japanese eateries rising by 67%. Meadow Vale Foods new product development…

Chancellor plans emergency cut in VAT as part of plans to boost economy


Chancellor Rishi Sunak is ready to slash VAT and pump billions into the economy as the government prepares to ease social distancing rules.

The chancellor has ordered officials in the…

“Pandemic Has Thrown us into Accelerated Modernisation,” says Director of Multi-Million Pound Chippy, The Wetherby Whaler


Director of the successful fish and chip chain, The Wetherby Whaler, says that the pandemic has pushed the industry into ‘accelerated modernisation’ – and it won’t be turning back. 


Deferral of VAT payments as a result of COVID-19


As part of the government’s support for businesses during COVID-19, HMRC gave businesses the option of deferring their VAT payments if they were unable to pay on time, without incurring…

Government provides further halt to business evictions and more support for high street firms


New code provides support to shops and local firms planning their future recovery with their landlord.

The UK government has extended measures to prevent struggling companies from eviction over the…

Albert’s trip from Newlyn to Lerwick


Albert, the Fishermen’s Mission mascot, is on a mission of his own. He is attempting to travel 900 virtual miles from the fishing port of Newlyn in Cornwall to Lerwick…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme changes – webinars


From 1‌‌ July 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing.

Employers will be able to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part time and decide the hours and…

Deliveroo and food chains ask Boris Johnson for help during pandemic


Deliveroo and the chief executives of its leading restaurant partners, including Itsu, Pizza Hut, Pret A Manger and Wagamama, have called on the government to provide urgent support to the…

UKH calls on Government to confirm hospitality reopening date


UKHospitality has today called upon Government to confirm a re-opening date for hospitality and tourism, to allow businesses to prepare for a return to trading.

Following yesterday’s announcement of a…

“Look After Yourself First”, Says Owner of Chippy Who Survived a Divorce and Being Made Homeless to Run a Successful Shop


Fish and chip shops need to take time out to look after their mental well-being – says mum-of-two divorcee, Vicky Webster, Owner of Christchurch takeaway, Captain Cod.

In the third instalment

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – new guidance published


The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), and detailed guidance on these changes is now live on GOV‌‌.UK.

You can find this guidance by searching for 'Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme' on

Just Eat Takeaway to buy Grubhub in £5.75bn deal


Just Eat Takeaway has agreed to buy US rival Grubhub in a $7.3bn (£5.75bn) deal.

If the takeover is completed it will create the world's biggest food delivery company outside…

CMA extends deadline for ruling on Amazon’s Deliveroo investment


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has extended the timescale of its investigation into Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo.

The deadline has been pushed back by eight weeks, to 6 August,…

Bulgaria cuts taxes for restaurants and catering services


Bulgaria’s parliament has approved government plans to cut VAT on food provided by restaurants and catering services from 20% to 9% from July to help an industry hit hard by…

Five reasons why using frozen pre-prepared food could help takeaways and restaurants after lockdown ends


Gordon Lauder, MD of frozen food distributor Central Foods, highlights how frozen food could prove a lifeline for venues as they open up for business.

Fast food takeaways and restaurants…

Report predicts 50% fall in the hospitality and foodservice sector turnover and one in four outlets closing


The hospitality and foodservice sector will lose £23bn in the second half of 2020, achieving only 53% of 2019 income levels, according to a new report. However the report forecasts…

Concern for the oceans drives UK consumers to ‘vote with their forks’ for sustainable seafood


One in three fear their favourite fish will be off the menu by 2040 

This June 8th, as we celebrate the majesty and inspiration of our ‘Blue Planet’…

You can enter the Fry Magazine Awards from today!


The 2020-21 Fry Magazine Awards will go live for entry on Monday 8th June but with a number of changes.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and with many restaurants…

New film on the ‘Battle Against Plastic Waste’ launches on World Oceans Day


Seafish shines a light on positive work to tackle marine litter and end-of-life fishing gear

Seafish shines a light on positive work to tackle marine litter and end-of-life…

Cards used for half of payments for first time last year


Card and contactless payments continued to increase in 2019, with card payments accounting for over half (51 per cent) of all payments for the first time, according to the latest UK…

“Don’t feel pressured to take cash – we don’t live in that world anymore”, says Director of top fish and chip shop, Krispies


The surge in cashless payments and online orders is the start of a new era for takeaways which should be embraced, according to the latest Women in Fish and Chips Vlog.

Deliveroo reports 412% surge in ice-cream orders


Deliveroo has reported a 412% surge in ice-cream orders compared with last year as Brits look to cool off during lock-down. With temperatures hitting 28 degrees Celsius and the driest…

Three quarters of UK consumers eager to dine out, 60% expect to pay slightly more


Almost three-quarters (73%) of UK consumers have said they will dine out within days or weeks of the sector reopening and 60% expect to pay slightly more for their meal,…

JJ Foodservice Egg-cited After Record Chicken Sales


National wholesaler JJ Foodservice is selling a record amount of chicken after offering savings as high as 300% per kilogram compared with major supermarkets.  

More than 20% of the wholesaler’s…

Multiple insurers back down on coronavirus policy dispute


Multiple insurers have admitted they are liable to pay company owners under business interruption insurance policies after the regulator challenged them to prove in court their policies did not apply…

Update on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme


On Friday 29‌‌th May the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced more details about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), with the key details outlined below for you.


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