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Flexible furlough Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme comes into force 1 July

Flexible furlough comes into force

By James McAllister

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) come into effect today (1 July), allowing businesses to bring back furloughed employees part time if they wish to.

SSP to cut 5,000 jobs more than half its UK workforce Coronavirus redundancies Upper Crust

SSP to cut more than half its UK workforce

By James McAllister

Food travel operator SSP is to make more than half its 9,000-strong UK workforce redundant, as the company struggles with the reduced passenger numbers caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coqfighter to launch vegan fast food concept Mercy Burger

Coqfighter to launch vegan fast food concept

By James McAllister

London-based fried chicken brand Coqfighter is to add a second sister concept to its portfolio with the launch of vegan fast food brand Mercy Burger this weekend.

The Restaurant Group 125 restaurant closures CVA approved Frankie and Benny's Coronavirus casual dining

TRG's CVA approved

By James McAllister

The Restaurant Group (TRG) is poised to close 125 sites within its struggling leisure arm following the approval of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

APT social bubble dining concept launched with chefs Jeremy Chan Claude Bosi

“Social bubble dining” concept launched

By Joe Lutrario

Jeremy Chan, James Cochran, Ravinder Bhogal and Claude Bosi are among the names on the roster at APT, a “social bubble dining” concept that sees high profile chefs cook bespoke menus for up to 10 guests.

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