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An initiative to ease the shortage of curry chefs

57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 28 November 2011

Five centres of excellence have been opened around the UK to help recruit more people to work in the UK's curry industry - we find out how this will help ease a shortage of chefs.

Why a legal ruling in Europe could pave the way for VAT to be removed from hot takeaway food and drink, and recent sales figures show small stores are out-performing their larger counterparts. Why is this good for the wider economy?

Presented by Julian Worricker. Produced by Alex Lewis.


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