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Santander continues to work extremely closely with partners and customers from across the chemicals sector as they focus on the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

In particular, it is important, amid the crisis, not to lose sight of potential opportunities. Susan Brench, Santander’s chemical sector adviser, this week shared her thoughts on medium- to long-term opportunities potentially emerging from the pandemic (read her insights here).

Santander is continuing to work closely with our partners and customers in the life sciences sector, many of which are in the frontline of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. From protective personal equipment (PPE) supplies to testing and vaccine development, the UK’s life sciences sector has a key role to play.

The retail and wholesale industry has long been seen as a bellwether for the British economy – and the stark contrast in fortunes between various parts of the sector highlight just how volatile a period we are living through at present.

The UK government continues to recognise the vital role that the transport & logistics sector is playing in helping the country deal with the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. HM Revenue & Customs has announced new support available to businesses importing goods, with deferment of duties and VAT payments now available to businesses which can demonstrate they are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of coronavirus.

It is now a month since the UK government ordered a lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Over the last few weeks, Britain’s food and drink businesses have seen seismic changes in a number of areas, ranging from heightened consumer demand to new working practices and supply chain disruption.

This is a good point for us to assess what the impact of the pandemic has been so far for various food and drink subsectors, as well as to examine the outlook for the industry in the weeks and months ahead.

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