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18th May 2021

Pandemic impacts felt across the British economy

Our new research highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has had very different impacts on individual parts of the UK economy.

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.

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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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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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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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Government publishes latest plans for cross-border trade

Businesses operating across the sector see overcoming bureaucracy as the biggest challenge when trading internationally, as highlighted in our latest Trade Barometer report, which was published in early October. Nearly two-...

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Aircraft sector waits for Covid-19 to pass

Santander's Life Sciences Week initiative offered the chance to support businesses in the sector with a series of webinars and sessions focusing on challenges and opportunities. The commercial aircraft sector has been par...

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Transport & Logistics: Trade Barometer report puts focus on international opportunities

Santander has launched its fourth annual Trade Barometer report, charting the sentiment and attitudes of UK businesses with a specific focus on international trade. The research found that while the impact of coronavirus ha...

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New rules to keep goods moving post-Brexit

The Government has announced further plans in recent days to reduce congestion at the UK's key transit points in Kent when the post-Brexit transition period comes to an end on 31 December. MP, Michael Gove, has unveiled t...

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Rising coronavirus levels threaten sector recovery

New figures for July 2020 show that aerospace manufacturing has finally returned to growth. ADS, the trade organisation for the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors, has reported a 13.6% increase in aircraft pr...

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Preparing for Brexit

With the Brexit negotiations now competing for headline space with the coronavirus crisis, many businesses are anxiously trying to assess what action they need to take with the UK's transitional agreement with the European ...

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Counting the cost of the coronavirus pandemic

While the vast majority of manufacturers have survived the coronavirus crisis so far, it's likely we'll see increased level of stress during the final months of the year -- and accelerated mergers and acquisitions (M&A) ...