August 5, 2022

PAOLO Nutini’s fish-frying father has backed a campaign to help save Scottish chips – amid fears that rising costs could shut down up to a third.

Alfredo Notini urged the Scots to support their local chip shops as they face rising energy bills and skyrocketing fish prices.

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Paulo’s father, Alfredo Notini, urged the Scots to support their local fish and chips shop.Credit: Tom Farmer
Paulo posed for pictures with his father, Alfredo

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Paulo posed for pictures with his father, AlfredoCredit: Alan McGregor Ewing – The Sun Glasgow

He owns Castelvecchi in Paisley, where his music star, Beta Paolo, 35, worked.

And it supported the National Federation of Fish Fryers, which is calling on the government to help reduce the burden on our fishmongers.

Alfredo, 64, said: “Fish and chips have been at the heart of Scottish and British culture for over a century.

“There is a fish and chips shop in the heart of every community in Scotland and they are something that should be safe and loved.

“We fully support the campaign to save Scotland’s fish and chip shops and urge everyone to go out and help their local people.”

Carlo Corolla, owner of East Coast Fish and Chips and East Coast Restaurant Muselberg, East Luthian, has also teamed up with NFFF to raise awareness of the risks to the business.

Carlo Corolla outside his East Coast restaurant in Muselberg

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Carlo Corolla outside his East Coast restaurant in MuselbergCredit: PA

Carlo said the price of fish has doubled, while energy bills have risen and cooking oil has become more expensive than ever, leaving some fish and chips shops struggling to survive. Are

The NFFF is urging the UK government to reconsider its plan to increase VAT on food and soft drinks from 12.5 per cent to 20 per cent in April, which it says is an additional concern for the industry.

Carlo said: “Together with the National Federation of Fish Fryers, we hope to do our best by encouraging people around Scotland to support their local fish and chips shop during these extremely difficult times. Do

“Our family has been proudly serving the local community with quality fish and chips for almost 50 years, but the costs of harming our industry are putting it all at risk.

“We will not compromise on quality, but the fact that these external factors are inevitable will mean an increase in costs for us and our customers.”

Some NFFF members have reported an increase in electricity bills from £ 400 to £ 2,000 a month.

Fish and chips stores, meanwhile, have seen a 77 percent increase in the price of cod since October, with the price of haddock rising 81 percent last year, the price of peas 120 percent and the price of peas 40 percent. Percentage has increased. Percentage increase in the price of the batsman.

The average portion of fish and chips costs more to make.

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The average portion of fish and chips costs more to make.Credit: PA

NFF President Andrew Crook said: “We are in an unprecedented era where we are seeing high levels of inflation and food inflation is even higher.

“The prices of most of the supplies we use in the fish and chips industry have risen sharply and we expect this to continue for some time to come.

“Other products are not readily available, and we have seen suppliers move away from this sector.

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“Fish and chips shops like East Coast in Musselberg are feeling the effects of these increases compared to most food because our margins are very tight. The price of fish is higher than that of steak in supermarkets.

“As a result, and our commitment to ensuring a high-quality, well-priced, well-priced product, we may regretfully be forced to reconsider our pricing in order to reflect the rising costs facing our industry.” It can be done. “

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