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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.

Beyond Europe

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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International businesses weather pandemic and Brexit storms

Our new research shows UK businesses that are active on the international stage have proved more resilient amid the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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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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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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Automotive warns of the high price of ‘no deal’

The automotive sector -- perhaps more than any other industry -- is desperate to see the outcome of the negotiations between the UK and the European Union for a new trade agreement to come into force at the end of the post-...

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British businesses look beyond Brexit to international trade opportunities

While Brexit continues to pose significant headaches for UK businesses, many are also keen to focus on the opportunities ahead for increased global trade, new Santander research shows. Indeed, Santander's fourth annual Tr...

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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...