• 29 July 2020

    CEO of the alliance Zelica Carr told ithat mobile vans and parlours had struggled during lockdown and many were concerned about survival. Extending the scope of the VAT policy “could make such a massive difference” to the industry.

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  • 17 July 2020

    Our Chief Executive Officer Zelica Carr has written to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak and our local MP Amanda Solloway to lobby for a reduction in VAT to include takeaway ice cream products from ice cream parlours and ice cream vans.    Members wishing to lobby their MPs email info... Read more

  • 07 July 2020

    From Saturday 4th July 2020, the Prime Minister has announced that pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen in England, providing they adhere to COVID-19 Secure guidelines. Scotland is looking to re-open restaurants... Read more

  • 20 May 2020


    Many ice-cream traders have taken steps to ensure customers’ safety, and the ICA had sent out guidance to members – reminding them that 2 metres is roughly the length of a van, asking them to use contactless payments where possible, wear protective equipment such as gloves and use cone-holders... Read more

  • 12 May 2020

    These new safety guidelines will include measures that were unlikely to be effective when the virus was so widespread, but that may now have some effect as the public increase the number of social contacts - including, for example, advising the use of face coverings in enclosed public areas such as on public transport and... Read more

  • 24 April 2020

    Local authorities are differing in the advice they are giving as to whether you are able to trade or not so it is very difficult to give blanket advice that would cover all our members. We are in contact with Public Health England and other authorities to try to improve this situation however as you can imagine they are currently very busy.... Read more

  • 17 April 2020

    Strict limits on daily life - such as requiring people to stay at home, shutting many businesses and preventing gatherings of more than two people - were introduced on 23 March, as the government tried to limit the spread of coronavirus.

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  • 08 April 2020

    On Monday 7th April 2020, we lent out 17 of our National Ice Cream Competition tablets in response to St George’s Hospital’s urgent appeal for equipment, supplies and food for their critical care unit. The tablets will be used by patients in critical care whose families are currently unable to visit them.

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  • 25 March 2020

    As of Midnight on Monday all outlets selling non-essential goods should close. Although no specific mention of ice cream was made we would consider this, unfortunately, to be an non-essential product and therefore all parlours and mobile ice cream vans should now be closed.

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  • 19 March 2020

    We want to celebrate and promote the best ice cream parlours in the UK and the timing is not right to do that during this difficult period. In partnership with our main sponsor Antonelli, we believe that Parlour of the Year will be a perfect vehicle for promoting our sector after the current challenge. ... Read more


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