The decision to simplify the traffic light system in England will be very welcome news for businesses in the travel sector and beyond.
The support and expertise of the British Chambers of Commerce in Myanmar has aided one of its members, a UK fresh products importer, to arrange the first import of avocados into the UK market. The south eastern Asian country has a range of different climates which means that supply of this popular fruit would be not limited to the main season but instead would continue throughout the year.
UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with BritCham Cambodia, held a joint webinar entitled ‘The COVID-19 impact on the Hospitality and Tourism sector in Ghana and Cambodia’, to help their members connect with others experiencing similar challenges. The event shared insights into Coronavirus on the hospitality and tourism sector in the two countries, whilst allowing members in these two markets to connect and share their knowledge and experience.
Business will be frustrated by the inability of the Government to give them any detail around what circumstances could lead to new restrictions and what support firms could get.
Announcement of a delay is sensible given the ongoing issues with ensuring trader readiness, the need to build more border control posts and the skills shortages crisis.
The jobs market has continued its summer revival as demand for workers has surged following the easing of Covid restrictions. But record vacancies also highlight the acute hiring crisis faced by many firms.