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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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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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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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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...

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...

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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...

Aerospace

Manufacturers shift focus to supply chain issues

This is the latest weekly update from Santander's aerospace, advanced manufacturing & rail team on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our clients and the sector as a whole. Share this article linkedin twitter ...

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Putting manufacturing in the spotlight: Manufacturing Industry Day 2019

Over 100 manufacturing executives, trade bodies, government representatives, and senior industry stakeholders attended an inspirational day to help the sector prosper. Share this article linkedin twitter email Watch t...

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UK manufacturers preparing to face uncertainty

The latest edition of the Santander Trade Barometer finds confidence falling among businesses in Britain's Manufacturing sector. But expansion into global markets offers a possible route to growth. Share this article lin...