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Local COVID alert level update for Nottinghamshire


Nottinghamshire will move from local COVID alert level 'high' to 'very high' from 00.01 on Friday 30 October.

Following close discussions with local leaders, the whole of Nottinghamshire, comprising the…

Fish and Chip Shop 'CHIP IN' to support Marcus Rashford and fight against child poverty


Fish and chip shops across the UK are chipping in to show their support for Manchester United player Marcus Rashford campaign of free meals for kind within child poverty. Many of…

Plan for Jobs: Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers


The government today announced it will significantly increase the generosity and reach of its winter support schemes to ensure livelihoods and jobs across the UK continue to be protected in…

The chips are not down in Stockport as fish and chip shop will provide 100 meals to local kids to support Marcus Rashford free meal campaign


MPs today have rejected Manchester United Footballer Marcus Rashford's plea for free school meals to be offered during school holidays. However one fish and chip shop in Stockport has decided…

Northern Ireland - Localised Restrictions Support Scheme


From Monday 19 October 2020 you can apply online for the Localised Restrictions Support Scheme, the link is below:


Full details are on the nibusinessinfo website. The…

Hewigo delivers frying far east style


Mark Ralph originally contacted Hewigo in January 2020 about setting up a British Fish and Chip Shop in Shanghai. Hewigo already had experience doing business in the Far East: In…

Local COVID alert level update for South Yorkshire


South Yorkshire will move from local COVID alert level high to very high from 00.01 on Saturday 24 October.

Following close discussions with local leaders, South Yorkshire will move from…

Funding for Fish Frying Skills qualification


Up to 50% funding is available from Seafish towards the cost of the Seafish/NFFF Fish Frying Skills qualification if you apply by 13 November 2020 and the learner completes their…

National coronavirus fire-break to be introduced in Wales on Friday


A short, sharp “fire-break” will be introduced across Wales at the end of this week to help regain control of coronavirus, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced today.

The fortnight-long action…

New training prospectus out now!


Build your future, invest in training

The NFFF is delighted to unveil its new Training Prospectus detailing the full programme of specialist training support available for the fish and chip…

Tackling single-use plastic - Consultation launched on banning common single-use plastic items


Plans to ban some of the most environmentally damaging single-use plastic items in Scotland, including plastic cutlery and plastic straws, have been published for consultation.

The Scottish Government is seeking…

Local COVID alert level update for Lancashire


Following close discussions with local leaders, Lancashire will move from local COVID alert level high to very high from midnight on Saturday 17 October.

This means that new measures will…

Local COVID-19 alert level update: 15 October 2020


The following areas will move from local COVID alert level: medium to local COVID alert level: high from Saturday.

After close discussions with local leaders, the following areas will move…

Just Eat reports order growth accelerates to 46%


Just Eat has reported order growth in the third quarter has accelerated to 46%.

The company stated: “Order growth accelerated compared with the prior quarter, leading to a widening…

Northern Ireland - Executive tightens restrictions to curb Covid-19


The Executive has agreed a range of significant time-bound interventions to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.

In addition to current household restrictions, the following measures will…

Heinz Food Heroes Finalists Announced!


Heinz Food Heroes – the new awards programme from Heinz and hospitality networking association, Arena – has selected 24 finalists from the many entries that flooded in from across the…

A clean start


Fish & Chip shops will ‘reel’ in customers with ‘batter’ hygiene as pandemic prompts 70% to check cleanliness ratings before buying according to research from P&G Professional.


JJ Fixes Fish Prices until Christmas to Support Restaurants and Takeaways


JJ Foodservice has launched a new fish and seafood brochure with promotional prices fixed until the end of December, to continue supporting its restaurant and takeaway customers.  

Available to…

Holland’s Launches Collaborative Deep Fill Mature Cheddar Cheese & Onion pie to Chippies


The North West’s favourite chippy pie brand, Holland’s Pies, has announced the launch of its Deep Fill Mature Cheddar Cheese and Onion pie to their chippy range.

Vegetarian Society approved,…

Prime Minister’s Statement – 12.10.20


The Prime Minister began by drawing on the address given earlier today by the Deputy Chief Medical Officer on the ‘stark reality’ of the second wave. He reiterated that the…

Grant scheme introduced in Northern Ireland region as coronavirus restrictions bite


Northern Ireland Finance Minister Conor Murphy has  announced a grant scheme for hospitality businesses in the North West.

The scheme will see eligible businesses get up to £600 per…

MAC releases recommendations on Shortage Occupation List


The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its recommendations for the Government on the Shortage Occupation List. The MAC has recommended removing chefs from the shortage occupation list.


A petition has been initiated for the UK Government to create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government.


The UK hospitality industry is responsible for around 3 million jobs, generating £130bn in activity, resulting in £38bn in taxation. However, unlike the Arts or Sports, the sector does not…

TripAdvisor launches management tool for restaurants to keep online menus up to date


TripAdvisor has launched Menu Connect, which allows restaurants signed up to the management tool to make sure their menu is up to date across more than 100 websites.


Celebs to celebrate their love for seafood through online festival


Star studded line-up includes Love Island’s Dani Dyer, presenter Nadia Sawalha and foodie blogger Katie Pix

Some of Britain’s best celebrity cooks and TV personalities are set to take part…

Leeds United deliver light hearted response to a rival football fan after their new player was criticised for moving to the 'fish and chips' country


Leeds United deliver light hearted response to a rival football fan after their new player was criticised for moving to the 'fish and chips' country.

The English Premier League side…

MSC UK Foodservice Champion of the Year – Pete Fraser from Cornwall’s Harbour Lights and Fraser’s


Pete Fraser, owner of award-winning Harbour Lights and Fraser’s Fish and Chips in Cornwall, has been named Foodservice Champion at MSC UK’s annual awards in a virtual live-streamed ceremony from the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. 

Seafish launches 20-year Love Seafood consumer initiative


Seafish, the public body that supports the UK seafood industry, has launched its new Love Seafood consumer brand platform today (1 October 2020).

The new brand is driven by…

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