The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Summer Economic Update has been broadly welcomed by members of the food and drink industry, but concerns were raised over the speed at which the sector would be able to recover.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has promised Government support to protect and create new jobs to support the UK economy, along with plans to kick-start the hospitality sector, in a ‘mini-budget’.
Workplace deaths across the manufacturing sector – including food and drink firms – have fallen over the past year, according to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) annual workplace fatality figures for 2019/20.
The employees tested positive from the 1,400 strong workforce at the factory in the Beaumont Leys area of the city. It followed cases at a number of other food processors in the area, which have reported clusters of COVID-19 at their sites.