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Retail, Food & Hospitality Regulatory Update W/E 26th July

28 July 2020
Retail, Food & Hospitality Regulatory Update W/E 26th July. COVID-19 government information published this week. 

Important Updates

COVID-19 government information published this week:

  • Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government:
    - Mandatory provision of non-smoking areas for outdoor seating. View >
  • Welsh Assembly Government:
    - Further relaxation of restrictions. View >
    -The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health have welcomed a role for Environmental Health in dealing with Local Outbreaks. View >
    - The British Chambers of Commerce has published an impact tracker survey finding on average, businesses are operating at half of their pre-Covid-19 capacity with customer demand (54%) and possible future local lockdowns (52%) as the two top obstacles to maintaining day-to-day operations. View >

  • HMRC: guidance on the eat out to help out scheme has now been updated as follows:
    - the relevant discount under the scheme can apply: "to soft drinks and/or packaged snacks, as long as they are for immediate consumption on the premises"; and
    - the service to be used to find relevant restaurants will be available from 31 July.


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