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31 October 2020

The Food and Drink Federation responds to the Prime Minister's announcement that the country will enter a second national lockdown

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Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement that the country will enter a second national lockdown, Ian Wright CBE, FDF Chief Executive said:

“Confirmation that the furlough scheme will be extended is extremely welcome news for food and drink businesses who continue to feed the nation. However, we need further clarity that the food supply chain will be supported sufficiently.

“Without further reassurance thousands of jobs will be under threat as businesses consider closing their doors for good. The economic impacts of this decision threaten calamity unless we see further details of a rescue package in the next 72 hours.”

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Contact Megan Bevan, Corporate Affairs Division, at: Megan.Bevan@fdf.org.uk, or 07946 340 998.

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