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British businesses look to new markets for export growth

Our latest research shows that North America, Oceania and Greater China are the favoured regions for UK businesses seeking export opportunities beyond the European Union (EU).

Building back better with digital

Our new research shows international trade is set to provide UK businesses with a route out of the difficulties they have faced over the past 12 months.

Beyond Europe: Embracing exports the world over

Our new research shows leading British businesses are embracing new international markets as they look to exploit growing export opportunities. The Spring 2021 edition of our Trade Barometer research shows that British expo...

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More post-Brexit support available

The Government has unveiled more support for logistics businesses on post-Brexit customs arrangements, as the UK prepares to leave the single market and the customs union on 31 December. With the post-Brexit transition peri...

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Retail sales continue to recover despite new coronavirus restrictions

The recovery of retail sales continued in October, with shoppers spending more for the fifth successive month. New data reveals that sales rose 4.9% compared to October 2019 (on a total basis) according to the BRC-KPMG Reta...

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Dealing with the practicalities of international expansion

Our new research has found that the coronavirus pandemic has only served to increase the importance of international trade.

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UK lockdowns highlight importance of international opportunities

Figures from the British Retail Consortium show that UK sales were up 5.2% on a like-for-like basis in October -- an increase which excludes temporarily closed stores, but takes online sales into account. On a total basis,...

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Regulatory concerns rise as Brexit looms

The regulatory implications of the UK's departure from the European Union (EU) are a serious concern for businesses in all parts of the economy. With just a few weeks until the end of the implementation period, British fi...

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We deliver a successful Life Sciences Week

We were delighted to host our first Life Sciences Week, which featured support and advice for businesses looking to enter or build their business in markets including China, Japan, Korea and the Middle East's Gulf Cooperati...

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Preparing for Brexit transition with or without a deal

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) is urging chemicals sector companies to put contingency plans in place to make sure they'll be able to continue operating even if the UK and the European Union (EU) are unable to re...

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Aerospace looks to the future despite depressed demand

While there have been some tentative signs of improvement, the aerospace sector remains depressed. Third quarter data from ADS, who represent UK businesses operating in the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, sh...

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Overcoming the red tape challenge in international markets

International markets give UK businesses an excellent opportunity to find new sources of growth.

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Retailers should prepare for sustained online demand

The BRC Retail Index shows retail sales increased 6.1% on a like-for-like basis in September when compared to a year earlier. This figure excludes stores which were closed temporarily, but includes online purchases. On a to...