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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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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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Overcoming the red tape challenge in international markets

International markets give UK businesses an excellent opportunity to find new sources of growth.

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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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Retailers should prepare for sustained online demand

The BRC Retail Index shows retail sales increased 6.1% on a like-for-like basis in September when compared to a year earlier. This figure excludes stores which were closed temporarily, but includes online purchases. On a to...

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Making trusted connections to secure international growth

For UK businesses seeking to build international sales, forging strong connections with customers and partners in overseas markets is amongst their most crucial challenges.

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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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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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Santander launches Life Sciences Week

The complexities of customs arrangements can be challenging -- particularly in the chemicals sector, which depends on numerous imports and exports as products are manufacturers and during their subsequent lifecycle. We ope...

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Help and advice for chemicals businesses

The complexities of customs arrangements can be challenging -- particularly in the chemicals sector, which depends on numerous imports and exports as products are manufacturers and during their subsequent lifecycle. In thi...