The Squeezed Middle Report

Working with the Food and Drink Federation, AIMS and the National Association of Catering Butchers along with other trade associations representing businesses from across the UK food chain have published a paper that focuses on the reopening of hospitality. It sets out practical steps that should be taken to ensure businesses providing the manufacturing and supply of goods and services into the UK's hospitality and food service market – the 'Squeezed Middle' – are able to play their role in a post-virus recovery.

The report outlines 12 recommendations for Government around furloughing, local authority business rates, trade credit insurance and financial support.


The paper has been shared with Ministers, MPs and key policy officials. If you have any questions

please contact

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North Yorkshire



Telephone: 01609 761547

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