Guest Webinar with the FSA

PPDS food labelling webinar for UK food businesses

Allergen labelling laws for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) foods change on 1 October 2021. To help food businesses prepare, the FSA hosted this webinar.

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Your Guide to the New Allergy Law

We were joined by the FSA to talk all about Natasha’s Law, also known as Pre-Packed for Direct Sale (PPDS)

Coming into effect in October 2021 in England, Wales & Northern Ireland, the law will require ALL food businesses to provide full ingredient lists and allergen labelling on foods packaged for sale on the premises.


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COVID-19 Financial Support Update
with Andrew James from The Catering Accounting Company

Andrew James from The Catering Accounting Company joined us in the studio on Tuesday 17th November to talk you through all of the latest financial support measures put in place for businesses in light of the current lockdown.


01:40 – Can you explain what the local restriction grants are, who is eligible and how to apply
03:40 – What are the additional restrictions grants?
06:55 – The furlough scheme has been extended again at 80% until March, what does this mean?
15:16 – The Self Employed Income Support Scheme has been increased now, does this provide more help for the self employed?
22:50 – The Bounce Back loans have been extended too, does that mean you can apply for a loan now?
31:05 – How does the VAT deferral payment periods help businesses?
35:06 – How does this work? Possible relief from corporation tax losses
35:23 – Extension to mortgage payment holidays, how do you go about this and does it affect your credit rating?
39:05 – What would you advise businesses to be doing at this time to plan for the new year?
45:43 – If we go back to a tiered structure when England comes out of lockdown, can you get a grant and is this the same as the local restrictions grants?


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Lockdown 2.0 Your Questions Answered
with our PA partners, The Royal Borough of Greenwich

Mark Laurie will be joined by Royal Borough of Greenwich to discuss the new lockdown and track & trace. Watch live on our Youtube or Facebook channels.


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Licencing & Street Trading – Expert Webinar

We had Philip Day from Laceys Solicitors as our expert guest in our latest webinar! Philip specialises in alcohol and entertainment licensing for pubs, clubs, hotels, restaurants, off-licences and events, including large scale outdoor festivals and fairs as well as betting and gaming.

He was joined by host, Mark Laurie to discuss licensing, street trading regulations and how best to navigate these barriers in the current climate.


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The New Rules – Your Questions Answered & NOQ x NCASS

Mark Laurie will be talking through the latest restrictions and Government guidance in the first half of the webinar. We have also teamed up with NOQ to give all our members an app-based solution at great rates. Tim and Param will be joining us in the second part of our webinar to share how NOQ can help you now more than ever with the new table service rules.


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NCASS, FSA & the Royal Borough of Greenwich – Best Practice During Difficult Times

We’ve teamed up with the FSA & Primary Authority Partners, the Royal Borough of Greenwich to give you guidance on how to keep your business safe & legal during these challenging times.


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Tackling Tough Times – An interview with Bob Fox 

We were joined by the main man himself – NCASS’ Chairman Bob Fox – to chat about how he took the leap into catering, the challenges he faced along the way and what the future could look like for our sector.


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A Guide to The NCASS Covid-19 Certification Scheme – #014

NCASS MD Alan Fox and Director Mark Laurie will run through our brand NEW and exclusive Covid-19 Certification Scheme and Training Course, which is FREE to all NCASS members. Our recently launched course will ensure you and your staff members are Covid-19 safety trained and compliant with current regulations and procedures aimed at mitigating the risks of Covid-19 in your business.


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Finance Focus – The Hospitality VAT Cut

We were joined by The Catering Accounting Company’s Andrew James to discuss the temporary 5% VAT rate announced by government.

The new measure will cover the period from 15th July 2020 to 12th January 2021 and is aimed at the hospitality industry, most specifically business premises such as pubs, cafes, restaurants and takeaway establishments.


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Hospitality Reset: Member Spotlight – #012

This webinar will focus on reopening and the businesses that have done it successfully. We’ll be chatting to Baked in Brick, Utter Waffle, Simpsons Bar and Maize Blaze around how they’ve found the process, how they overcame the biggest challenges and what the future holds for the catering industry..


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Hospitality Reset: Reopening Safely

This webinar is centred all around reopening. With Government guidance issued last week and the 3rd and 4th July opening dates for Northern Ireland and England now just days away, we’ve gathered our experts to discuss the guidance and practicalities around reopening safely.


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Your questions answered: Alcohol Licensing

NCASS members and the wider sector across the country are having to take a long hard look at how to keep going in order to survive the current crisis and come out the other side with their businesses in-tact. We have had many inquiries recently about expanding offerings by adding in alcohol sales – our latest webinar will address these questions and introduce you to our newest partner; Inn Confidence.


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Assessing Risk in the Time of Covid-19 (Members Only)

Mark Laurie was joined by Jenny Morris (MBE) to talk our members through risk assessments; outlining the essential work that you’ll need to carry out in order to demonstrate to local authorities and EHO’s that you are operating safely during Covid-19.

 (Membership ID and Password required)


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Online Ordering Systems Explained

NCASS’ Dan caught up with representatives from three online ordering systems (Slerp, Hungrrr & Flipdish) to get a better understanding of what catering businesses should look for when deciding which platform to use; including key features, pricing, support and the main benefits of using them.


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Financial Support Measures: Are they standing the test of time?

In webinar #007, we chat to The Catering Accounting Company’s Andrew James and NCASS’ Dan Fox about the financial measures introduced to support businesses as a result of coronavirus; looking back on how successful they’ve been thus far, what the teething problems have been, accessibility and more.


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Trading Places: Working Through COVID-19

Thinking about changing your business model? In webinar #006, NCASS’ Mark Laurie is joined by Senior EHO, Jenny Morris MBE to go through the newly published guidance document for NCASS members wishing to transform their business to a safe and successful delivery, takeaway or collection model.


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Adapting Your Business

We’ll be catching up with Richard from Dick’s Smokehouse, Sheetal from Pakora Explorer and Ant from Yo Dough Brum for a chat around what they’ve been doing to keep their businesses going through Covid, from doorstep deliveries through to live cooking demonstrations


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Your Finances and Falling Through The Net

We discuss the reasons why so many start-up businesses and self-employed people are slipping through the net when it comes to financial support from the Government, as well as outlining what options are currently available to those struggling to keep their business afloat during such a challenging time.


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Your Finances During COVID19

A Q&A with NCASS Director, Dan Fox and Andrew James of The Catering Accounting Company. This episode focuses on the financial implications of coronavirus


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Member Experiences

We took the opportunity to talk to some NCASS members, Goody Gujarati, Full of Chaat and Feast, who have pivoted their businesses in order to provide food to key workers.


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In our first webinar, we addressed the issues our industry is currently facing, what we’ve done so far to help and how we can continue to work together to ensure the future wellbeing of our sector.

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