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National Living Wage to increase by 2.2% to £8.91 an hour


The Government has today announced the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates which will come into force from April 2021. It accepted in full recommendations made…

Funeral Notice – Arthur Parrington


Date: Tuesday 1st December 2020

Time: 12:00

Please note: We know that there are many friends and colleagues in the industry who would have attended Arthurs funeral had it not been…

Full list of local restriction tiers by area


This page sets out the full list of local restriction tiers by area from Wednesday 2 December 2020.

Decisions on which area goes…

Update on tiered coronavirus restrictions from 2 December


Health Secretary Matt Hancock has this morning set out the tiers that each area in England will be placed under from 2 December.

He announced that the majority of the…

UK-wide Christmas arrangements agreed by the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations


The UK Government and the Devolved Administrations have today agreed on joint arrangements for an easing of social restrictions that will allow friends and loved ones to reunite over the…

Cateys 2020: Sustainable Business Award – The Bay Fish & Chips


The Bay Fish & Chips in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, is the highest-rated fish and chip shop accredited by the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

Sustainability champion and owner Calum Richardson (pictured) and his…

The Bay Fish and Chip, Robin Hutson, Kate Nicholls and Alain Ducasse take top awards at 2020 Cateys


Hotelier Robin Hutson, UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls and chef-restaurateur Alain Ducasse received the top gongs at the 2020 Cateys.

Due to lockdown restrictions in place in England, this year's…

Important – deadlines you need to be aware of for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme


Upcoming deadlines for making your Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims and actions you might need to take.

The CJRS has been extended to 31‌‌‌ ‌March 2021 for all parts…

Prime Minister publishes COVID Winter Plan


Prime Minister Boris Johnson today published the government's COVID Winter Plan.

The Prime Minister has published the government’s COVID Winter Plan, setting out the end of national restrictions and the…

New fisheries management groups to provide sustainability leadership for UK shellfish


Fishing industry invited to engage with groups to support ongoing sustainable management of important commercial fisheries

Three management groups have been formed to focus on shellfish fisheries around the…

JJ to Launch ‘Fish and Chips with a View’ Guide


JJ Foodservice is calling on fish and chip shops with a fantastic view to get in touch to be included in an exclusive directory targeting the staycation market.  


Fish Box App takes off!


Fish Box have launched a brand-new Click and Collect App at both Fish Box Whitby and Fish Box Robin Hood’s Bay and a delivery service via the app at Fish…

NFFF Annual General Meeting 2020


Due to Covid-19 this year’s NFFF 84th Annual General Meeting took place over Zoom on Sunday 15th November 2020. We would like to thank those who attended.

Prior to the…

Alliance Annual Meeting - Leveraging Industry Improvement Through Transparency and Accountability Tools


Private sector commitments to seafood sustainability are an important element in the Alliance’s strategy to reach our 2030 goal.

A recent study by the Packard and Walton Family Foundations found…

Updates to COVID-19 protection levels


Travel restrictions introduced to reduce transmission rates and keep people safe.

Eleven local authorities are to move into the highest protection level as efforts continue to…

New from Drywite Ltd - Maltfalven 7-1 Gluten Free Pure Condiment Essence!


Drywite Ltd are delighted to announce the launch of  Maltfalven 7-1 Gluten Free Pure Condiment Essence!

New to Drywite the prodcut offers;

• Strong, economical and consistent quality

Health and safety spot checks and inspections during coronavirus (COVID-19) and Changes ahead as the transition period ends including information on CE marked goods on the UK market


The Health and Safety Executive will be carrying out spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses in all areas to ensure they are COVID-secure.

HSE are making…

Restaurants, pubs and cafes provided one year extension to offer takeaway services


Restaurants, pubs and cafes will get automatic freedoms to provide takeaway services for another year.

Restaurants, pubs and cafes will get automatic freedoms to?provide takeaway services for another year, Communities…

Chancellor hints at winter Eat Out To Help Out scheme


Chancellor Rishi Sunak has dropped a major hint that a winter version of the Eat Out To Help Out scheme could be on the cards “to get consumers spending again”…

Enjoy FREE personalised social media ads from Pukka


To help drive sales during lockdown, the UK’s favourite fish and chip shop pie brand* is offering 50 NFFF members free personalised social media ads.

The ads will target people…

Heinz food heroes announces winners


Heinz Food Heroes – the new awards programme from Heinz and hospitality networking association, Arena, seeking to recognise and celebrate those within the food industry who have gone above and…

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Get ready to claim


The new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) guidance is now available on GOV‌.UK. To check if you’re eligible and to get ready to claim from this week, go to GOV‌.UK…

Consumer spending suffers slight decline, Brits show support for local businesses


Consumer spending declined 0.1% year-on-year in October, as further restrictions were introduced and autumnal weather encouraged Brits to stay at home and turn to online shopping, according to a report…

FFR Catch Up: Fish and Chip Reviewers


Meet the people behind the profiles

The creation of the different social media formats has brought a new wave of food ‘critics/reviewers’. In this issue of the Fish…

UK and Greenland strengthen cooperation on fisheries


Memorandum of Understanding follows recent agreements with Norway and the Faroe Islands

The UK has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greenland to boost cooperation on fisheries matters.

FFR Catch Up: Opinions Matter


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

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

Heinz “CLICK & CHIPS” apps are working hard to help British fish & chip shops


Following the Government's recent announcement regarding a second national lockdown, it is more important than ever for fish and chip shops to adapt to the current climate and ensure they…

Important announcement on the passing of NFFF Stalwart, Arthur Parrington


The NFFF is extremely sad to announce the passing of NFFF stalwart and Life Member, Arthur Parrington.

Alongside running his shop with wife Jean, Arthur held many positions within the…

Arrests made for alleged fraud over Eat Out To Help Out scheme


A trio of arrests have been made in connection with alleged fraud relating to the Eat Out To Help Out scheme.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said three men had…

Small hospitality and leisure businesses three times more concerned about coronavirus than Brexit


Small business operators in the hospitality and leisure sectors are three times more concerned about covid-19 than Brexit, according to research by Hitachi Capital Business Finance.

A study of 1,107…

Essential documents for new National restrictions from 5 November


Ahead of the new National lockdown restrictions which come into place today (5th November 2020) in England,  we would like to provide you with some essential documents which you may…

Government extends Furlough to March and increases self-employed support


Workers across the United Kingdom will benefit from increased support with a five-month extension of the furlough scheme into Spring 2021, the Chancellor announced today, 5 November.

  • businesses and…

Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme


The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which was due to end on 31‌ October, will now be extended, with the UK government paying 80% of wages for the hours furloughed employees…

Prime Minister announces new national restrictions


From Thursday, everyone must stay at home, with a limited set of exemptions.

The Prime Minister has announced tougher national restrictions in England from Thursday.

With the NHS weeks…

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