Food manufacturers in desperate need of workers are pleading for the UK Government to enable the companies to use prisoners to solve the staff shortage disaster – a fault of Brexit and COVID-19.
Due to the ongoing staff shortages caused by the pandemic, UK restaurants have had to increase employee wages to entice chefs and waiters – which could mean higher prices for customers.
A recent report on the latest business trends suggests that despite the surge of hiring among UK firms in July, the lack of working employees could still threaten the UK’s economic recovery.
Some 2.8 million people took advantage of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) in the last year, the latest figures have revealed.
Due to the prolonged impact of coronavirus on the hospitality industry, firms within this sector urge Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the VAT reductions for a year in the Budget.
Prominent figures within the beer and pub industry are calling upon the Government to reopen pubs with non-essential shops when lockdown ends, as they are an indispensable contributor to the economy.
The UK economy shrank by a record 9.9 per cent last year as coronavirus restrictions forced thousands of businesses to close, official statistics have revealed.
The UK economy shrunk less than first feared during the second national lockdown, a major report has revealed.
The Chancellor’s statement to Parliament setting out his Spending Review decisions came against a backdrop of predictions from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), which indicated that the UK economy will shrink by 11.3 per cent this year – the largest fall in output for 300 years. In response, he said that the Coronavirus Pandemic…
More than 8,000 not-for-profit organisations share funding through Coronavirus Community Support Fund
Over 8,000 not-for-profit organisations have received grant funding of £200 million to support them throughout the coronavirus pandemic, new figures have revealed.