A record number of people who have come into contact with an infected individual are being forced to self-isolate, whereby most have been ‘pinged’ by the NHS contact-tracing app. Having already produced significant disruptions for many SMEs and critical services already, the “Pingdemic” threatens to undermine the efforts of the country and it’s 6 million SMEs it inhabits who have tried to keep afloat over the past 16 month.
The National Food Strategy Plan, led by businessman Henry Dimbleby, has stated that the food industry exploits our nation’s poorest, as fast food and high-food products are typically more affordable and more readily available to those on a strict budget. The report has advised the government to hike taxes on ingredients like salt and sugar; this would inevitably raise production costs and market prices, discouraging people from turning to the high-calorie foods like confectionary and cheese.
As the clock struck midnight, many nightclubs up and down the country opened their doors to the glee of many, but are all of the country’s SMEs following in the same foot steps? We find out.
This afternoon, 7-time Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, and Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering, co-chaired and published ‘Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in UK Motorsport’. But, what does this mean for SMEs across the UK? Real Business finds out.
The rise of different COVID-19 variants may keep delaying the recovery of the travel industry, making it difficult to forecast its recovery.
Over the past year, the government has been under mounting pressure to help support those affecting by the COVID crisis. Schemes were made to help support those in-need, but were certain groups abandoned Over three million freelancers and self-employed workers across the country certainly think so.
The hospitality industry jumped for joy today as it was announced that indoor venues are now allowed to welcome people back through their doors. Restaurants, pubs, and bars are no longer restricted to outside-only service and can now serve their patrons without curfews, though guests do need to remain seated when eating or drinking and establishments need to enforce table service only when ordering or paying.
April Fool’s Day: a day where brands jump at the chance to generate laughs or drive home bigger messages, with the hope to create traction and impressions on their social platforms. Want to know who took the lead when it came to comic relief this April Fool’s Day 2021″ Real Business found out, so you don’t have to.