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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...

Life Sciences

Navigating regulation for export success

It's important to recognise upfront that securing regulatory approval when selling a product abroad is a complex and sometimes lengthy process that requires expert support. Share this article linkedin twitter email ...

Manufacturing

Make UK/Santander analysis shows Europe remains dominant market for UK goods

Share this article linkedin twitter email The importance of the UK agreeing a deal with the EU which avoids barriers to trade is laid bare today by new analysis which shows the value of trade with the bloc is worth m...

Wholesale and economy

Managing currency volatility to boost profitability

On 16 September, Santander's specialists were joined by Retail Economics CEO, Richard Lim, in a webinar to discuss how to manage currency risk in the run-up to the end of the year. This article considers some of the issues ...

Wholesale

Retail sales continue to recover

New data from Retail Economics suggests that retail sales continued to rebound during July, the first full month in which most non-essential retailers were able to welcome shoppers since the beginning of lockdown. Retail sa...

Case study

Industry expects demand to accelerate through 2021

Industry expects demand to accelerate through 2021 15th Sep 2020 7 min read Aerospace Aerospace manufacturing declined by 26% in the second quarter of 2020, the largest slump on record. Share this article linkedin ...

Transport

Boost for infrastructure spending

The Government has announced it's to invest 27.4bn in the UK's roads network as ministers continue to look for ways to support the economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit. Share this article linked...

Makeuk manufacturing

Make UK/Santander analysis shows Europe remains top destination for UK manufactured goods

The critical importance of the UK agreeing a deal with the EU which avoids barriers to trade is highlighted today by new analysis which shows that manufacturing exports to the top six EU markets alone are worth around a thi...

Transport

New European driving rules come into effect

New rules on driving in Europe were introduced by the European Union (EU) on 20 August. Share this article linkedin twitter email These relate to requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks...

Automotive

Used-car market continues to suffer

While Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) figures showed that new car registrations rose by more than 11% in July, more recent statistics show that the UK's used car market declined by almost half in the secon...

Automotive

Positive July figures mask long-term uncertainty

New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that the number of new cars registered in the UK in July rose by more than 11%. Share this article linkedin twitter email With dealerships o...