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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update W/E 19th April

20 April 2020
Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update W/E 19th April. COVID-19 information,

Important Updates

COVID-19 information

Information published this week includes the following:

  • HM Treasury announce extension of furlough scheme until end of June and extend eligibility date to 19th March. View > View > BBPA > BCC >
  • HM Treasury expand large business loan scheme. View >
  • UK Government announce social distancing to remain in place until at least 7th May. View > View >
  • Department for Transport extend relaxation of driver’s hours to 31st May. View >
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announce relaxation of competition rules for diary sector. View >
  • Office for Product Safety and Standards publish guidance for Local Authorities on Primary Advice. View >
  • Food Standards Agency publish new guidance for consumers. View >
  • Food Standards Agency activate contingency plans for meat inspection. View >
  • UK Government announce launch of vaccine task force and appointment of Lord Deighton to boost personal protective equipment production. View > View >
  • UK Government sends open letters to business sectors: Fisheries > Waste Sector >
  • UK Government calls for long term approach to preparing for pandemics at World Bank meeting. View >
  • British Beer and Pub Association claim 3-4 weeks’ notice necessary for sector to implement plans to reopen. View >


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