What's being done? Councils have introduced various initiatives to limit the opening or location of new takeaways, such as stopping clusters of shops forming near schools Public Health England's chief nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone said it was working with the food and drink industry to make everyday products healthier The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils, said local authorities needed "more planning powers" to help tackle the "clustering of existing takeaways already open" Dr Thomas Burgoine, who researched the link between obesity and exposure to fast food, said the "consistency of year-on-year growth in the takeaway sector was a concern". … [Read more...] about More takeaways on high street despite anti-obesity push
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Second - he unveiled a new £400m digital services tax to be levied on the tech giants (those with revenues over £500m - here's looking at you Facebook and Google) on the money they make on digital services like advertising and streaming entertainment (but not online sales). … [Read more...] about Budget 2018: Can Philip Hammond save the High Street?
"There's always a risk you can get complacent about your customers, but a physical store means we have a place for people, who are curious about Raspberry Pi, to experience it," he said. … [Read more...] about Raspberry Pi opens first High Street store in Cambridge
Told that some of those people do not want to do certain jobs, Ms Patel said: 'That is an assumption that has been made but it is down to businesses as well to work with the government, to join us in investing in people, levelling up across the United Kingdom so we can have wage growth across the entire country but also investment, innovation when it comes to supporting people and training them. … [Read more...] about Points-based immigration will mean shortage of fruit pickers, bar staff and care workers while damaging the high street and driving up food prices, Priti Patel is warned as she insists millions of ‘economically inactive Brits’ can replace migrants
It comes after Apple warned it's expecting a sales hit after its supply chain, which predominately comes out of China, was affected by coronavirus. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus crisis hits UK high street as Asos, Primark and B&M fear shortages due to Chinese factory closures