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Summary - The Government’s Winter Economy Plan


In the last hour Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out the Government’s Winter Economy Plan to the House of Commons. The measures, which Sunak described as “radical interventions”, focused on protecting…

NHS COVID-19 app launches across England and Wales


NHS COVID-19 app launches to help control coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission

  • NHS COVID-19 app launches nationwide to help control COVID-19 transmission alongside national and local contact tracing
  • Features of the…

Sector businesses without a licence to serve alcohol will not need table service


Fast food and food-to-go operators without a licence to serve alcohol will not need to serve customers at tables, the government has confirmed.

Customers buying food and drink from coffee…

The Great Ely Potato Race 2020 Falls to Covid Virus


The annual relay race which celebrates the humble potato has been postponed for the first time in its eight-year history.

The contest, which is organised by Isle of Ely Produce…

Sam transforms Oceans 52 with help from Hewigo


When Sam relocated from London looking for a new challenge, he bought a traditional chip shop and restaurant, Oceans 52 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. Gathering the knowledge he needed through NFFF…

Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan


The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK.

Delivering a speech in Parliament, the Chancellor announced…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What has changed – 22 September


It is critical that everybody observes the following key behaviours:

  • HANDS - Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.
  • FACE - Cover your face in enclosed…

50% recycled plastic use milestone reached by Coca-Cola


Recycled plastic use at Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has reached 50% in the business’s core portfolio.

All plastic bottles, which are 100% recyclable, now use 50% recycled plastic in…

PM Commons statement on coronavirus: 22 September 2020


Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement on coronavirus to the House of Commons.

"Mr Speaker, with your permission, I will make a statement on our response to the rising…

PM Statement Full Summary: 22nd September 2020


The Prime Minister has just concluded addressing the House on the updated coronavirus restrictions which will go into force from Thursday.

The PM confirmed that that takeaways are still allowed…

Local coronavirus restrictions imposed to control outbreaks in South Wales


Coronavirus laws are being tightened in four more Welsh authorities – Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport – following a sharp rise in cases, Health Minister Vaughan Gething today…

UK chippies get out the bunting to celebrate nationwide Sustainable Seafood campaign


Fish and chip shops across the country are rallying around a national sustainable seafood movement and urging consumers to #ChooseTheBlueFish as part of a nationwide campaign organised by the Marine…

Seafish review shows Covid-19 impacts across whole seafood supply chain


First in a series of regular assessments looks at how the global pandemic affected seafood businesses in the UK from January to June 2020

Seafish has published a review…

Restrictions for more areas in north west, West Yorkshire and midlands to tackle rising infection rates


Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington and Halton escalated to areas of intervention, with new restrictions in Wolverhampton, Oadby and Wigston, and parts of Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale.

  • Further restrictions introduced across…

Stronger measures introduced in parts of the North East to tackle rising infection rates


New restrictions will be introduced in parts of the north-east of England to curb rising infection rates.

  • Parts of the North East escalated to an area of intervention
  • New…

Opinions Matter - Fish Friers Review - Issue 6


Opinions matter to us at the NFFF, we want to hear from you all.

In the recent Fish Friers Review we featured our first 'Opinions Matter' page. We want to hear…

Government extends support to stop business evictions this year


Commercial tenants will be protected from the risk of eviction until the end of 2020 helping businesses to protect jobs.

Businesses will be protected from the threat of eviction until…

Connect with your audience, boost sales and bounceback with social media


In the age of social distancing, it’s more important now than ever before to stay social and communicate your reopening message effectively to customers.

Branded social channels allow you to…

Are you looking to expand your knowledge and understanding of Food Hygiene?


The NFFF Training Academy are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer our valued members the opportunity to study a Level 3 Food Hygiene course.

The course…

Result of FCA’s Business Interruption test case


The High Court has today handed down its judgment in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case.

The Court found in favour of the arguments advanced…

Businesses urged to prepare for NHS COVID-19 app


- The NHS COVID-19 app is currently being trialled and will launch on Thursday 24 September in England and Wales, including QR check-in at venues
- QR codes will be…

COVID-19: guidance for food businesses


Advice for food businesses in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK.

This guidance is intended for all…

Venues required by law to record contact details


Premises and venues across England must have a system in place to record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff in the latest move to break the…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What has changed – 9 September


The government has announced new measures to suppress the virus and keep the number of infections down

The government has a plan to control the virus and protect the public,…

UK chippies join nationwide campaign to celebrate sustainable seafood


During the first MSC UK Sustainable Seafood Week (September 10 to 17) consumers are asked to choose fish and chips with the blue fish ecolabel

UK fish and chip shops are joining a national campaign…

New voluntary calorie guidelines to help industry tackle obesity


Food industry encouraged to help people move towards and maintain a healthier weight by reducing excessive calories in everyday foods by up to 20% by 2024.

The government is encouraging…

Champion-chip Leaders! Isle of Ely Produce Launch Chip Ambassador Roles


To celebrate National Fish and Chip Day, Cambridgeshire potato merchant Isle of Ely Produce have launched a new platform to promote the great British Chip. Its aim will be to…

Heinz Extends Click&Chips Apps on National Fish & Chips Day to Help UK Chippies


Following incredible demand for the Heinz Click&Chips support that was offered to the nation’s struggling fish and chip shops following lockdown, Heinz is proud to extend the brand-new apps to…

Almost one in five of customers will return to restaurants not visited before Eat Out To Help Out scheme


Some 18% of diners who used the Eat Out To Help Out initiative will return to restaurants they would not have otherwise visited without the incentive.

Research from Barclaycard…

Fish & Chip Frenzy: New research shows Brits go mad for Fish & Chips post-lockdown


Ahead of National Fish & Chip day tomorrow, new research by reveals just how much of a British staple this iconic dish really is thortful analysed google trends…

Gary Lineker, Jo Brand and Yasmin Kadi shine a light on the little-known origins of fish and chips to highlight refugees’ contributions to the UK.


Ahead of National Fish and Chips Day tomorrow, the International Rescue Committee launches a new film featuring three British stars – Match of the Day presenter and ex-footballer Gary Lineker, comedian…

Why Foodservice Professionals are choosing frozen


Frozen food has seen a big rise in popularity over the last few months with Kantra and the British Frozen Food Federation reporting that sales increased by £285 million. This…

Sustainable palm oil pledge from Central Foods


Frozen food distributor Central Foods has demonstrated its commitment to the environment by ensuring that all products in its range that contain palm oil only include sustainable palm oil that…

Hunger for healthy diet remains post-covid


Consumers still want to eat more healthy and sustainable food despite the impact of coronavirus.

Retail analysis company IGD claimed more than half of consumers (57%) surveyed are already…

Kickstart Scheme opens for employer applications


The Kickstart Scheme will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs for young people.

As part of the government’s Plan for Jobs, a new £2 billion Kickstart Scheme will create hundreds…

Your Chance to Win a FREE Pallet of Frymax 12.5kg Worth Over £1,000!


Frymax, the Country’s favourite cooking oil is repeating the highly successful promotion which featured in the spring.

“Win 80 boxes of Frymax“was the major competition prize with two runners up…

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