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The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) Business Interruption Test Case – How does this affect the Food and Drink Sector?

4 Feb, 2021
So many businesses in the food and drink sector have been ravaged by the effects of covid-19.  Could the recent FCA case be a lifeline for those with BI cover?   In January...
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Brexit immigration changes for the food and drink industry – are foreign workers off the menu for low-skilled work?

18 Jan, 2021
The Brexit transition period expired on 31 December 2020, bringing an end to freedom of movement. Now, a new immigration system is in place meaning European nationals will no...
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The 'New Normal' for Grocery Shopping?

18 Dec, 2020
In a year of change owing to COVID-19, Waitrose’s recently published ‘Food & Drink Report 2021’ demonstrates how the ‘new normal’ has influenced consumer habits...
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A Guide for Businesses in the Hospitality Sector

20 Nov, 2020
One of the government’s key tools in preventing the spread of coronavirus is ‘NHS Test and Trace’. NHS Test and Trace requires pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes to collect...
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The Job Support Scheme within the hospitality sector

6 Oct, 2020
UPDATE - The Government announced on 31st October that the furlough scheme will be extended from 1st November 2020 until December 2020, in view of the new national lockdown which...
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Coronavirus: Some restaurants extend Eat Out to September

2 Sep, 2020
In some of our recent insights, we look at “Is this the end of the Great British pub as we know it” and “Will economic measures announced in the July ‘mini-Budget’ help...
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The new normal: how to mitigate the impact on employees

21 Jul, 2020
In our previous blog (https://www.crippspg.co.uk/food-and-drink/will-economic-me…itality-industry/) we highlighted the new measures introduced by the Government to support the...
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Will economic measures announced in the July ‘mini-Budget’ help revitalise the hospitality industry?

8 Jul, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
On 8 July, Rishi Sunak announced a £30bn package of economic measures to support businesses as they manage the "profound economic challenges" facing them following the Covid-19...
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Is this the end of the Great British pub as we know it?

1 Jun, 2020
  To quote Boris Johnson, to go to the pub is an “ancient, inalienable right of free-born people of the United Kingdom”, so I, like many, am genuinely concerned that part...
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Coronavirus –FAQs for Food and Drink Businesses

8 Apr, 2020
    We are really struggling. Can we get a grant or a loan from the Government? SME Loans - Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme The Coronavirus Business...
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Ways the Food Industry is reacting to the Corona Virus outbreak

3 Apr, 2020
  The food service industry is amongst the hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Now that we are on lockdown, with pubs and restaurants closed, the only options for many...
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Coronavirus – what can restaurant and bar operators do to minimise effects?

18 Mar, 2020
Updated as of 18 March 2020 Along with the travel and tourism industry, the restaurant and bar trade may be one of the industries most gravely affected by the outbreak of...
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Thinking Inside the Box - Food and Drink Subscription services

9 Mar, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Most of us will have found ourselves staring forlornly into a half-empty fridge after a long day; tired, hungry and devoid of meal ideas.  Whilst many food-to-go businesses have...
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Attempts to tackle childhood obesity – low sugar chocolate appears not so “wow”some

25 Feb, 2020
The food industry has been very much in the Government’s line of sight over the past few years as a way to tackle the increasing health concerns from rising levels of obesity in...
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Supporting Workers in the Food and Drink Industry through the Menopause

3 Feb, 2020
Whilst there has been an increase in efforts over recent years to promote gender equality and to tackle mental health issues in the workplace, there is still a taboo over the...
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Don't 'Bet the Farm' - How to Avoid A Dispute Over Partnership Property

20 Jan, 2020
  Farmers must take care to distinguish between what are personal assets and what is partnership property. The issue is often complicated by partnership property being in the...
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Venture capital bringing an appetising offer to the table

29 Nov, 2019
  Since selling a 50% stake to venture capital and private equity specialists Active Partners, Honest Burgers has enjoyed a successful performance whilst some rivals have been...
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“I’m Sorry Dave – I can’t serve you that” – AI in the Food and Drink Industries

8 Nov, 2019
With McDonald’s acquiring an artificial intelligence start-up to potentially help with drive-thru orders, and an AI developed whisky in the works, it looks like artificial...
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Pop-up-shops – a licence to occupy or a licence for disaster?

29 Oct, 2019
The way people shop and the demand of customers has changed enormously.  Customers continue to search for variety in their shopping experience, especially because of the increase...
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Protecting “le Crunch” – copyright in feelings and experiences?

11 Oct, 2019
Finding a USP is key to differentiating a food or drink product for a launch or promotion, and, in common with other industries, food and drink producers are looking to all of...
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