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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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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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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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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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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...

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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...

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New MOT rules to help keep goods moving

Transport businesses should be aware that the Government has unveiled further changes to MOT requirements for HGVs, buses and trailers. Share this article linkedin twitter email Most notably, the three-month extensio...

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Government announces new sector support

This is the latest update from Santander's transport & logistics team on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our clients and the sector as a whole. Share this article linkedin twitter email The UK government ...