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Recently published guidance
Coronavirus & food: new Business in Focus guidance
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting lockdown has changed our lives drastically in a short time. Everyone has had to change the way they live, work and conduct their business. The closure of all pubs and restaurants has hit a UK industry worth over £40 billion, and many fear long-term damage. More >
New guidance to help people get safely back to work
The Government - in consultation with industry - has published guidance for UK employers to help them get their businesses back up and running, and workplaces operating as safely as possible, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. More >
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