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Festive boost for UK retail dampened by Omicron

Footfall in December was clearly impacted by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant and the introduction of Plan B guidance by the government from the third week of the month, retail expert Springboard reports. This meant that the natural boost in shopper activity which typically occurs in the run-up to …

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Face masks will be mandatory at Essen Spiel ’21 along with vaccination or negative Covid tests

Masks will be mandatory for visitors to this year’s Essen Spiel – Europe’s tabletop and board gaming gathering – as well as proven Covid-19 immunisation or negative Covid test results, even if the government relaxes all measures around social distancing. Organisers of the German board gaming convention confirmed the health …

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Plans for £5 billion rescue scheme for UK high street expected to be unveiled this week

Plans for a £5 billion rescue scheme for the UK’s some 700,000 shops, pubs, restaurants, hotels and other businesses to have suffered at the hands of the lockdown restrictions are expected to be unveiled in the Chancellor’s budget on Wednesday. Grants of up to £18,000 each have been drawn up …

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