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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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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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Retail & Wholesale: Trade Barometer research highlights international opportunities

Aerospace manufacturing grew 0.7% in August but was still down by 27.7% over the six months from February, new data from ADS shows.

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China - UK Relations and Business Sentiments

Written by the CBBC with reference to the latest Santander Trade Barometer findings. The UK's relationship with China has come to the forefront of the national debate this year, thanks to the confluence of several major n...

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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...

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The rise and rise of online retail

The latest research from Retail Economics highlights the continuing boom in ecommerce. Online sales rose by 52.7% year-on-year in August (in value terms and non-seasonally adjusted), compared to an 11.6% rise in the same mo...

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Taking your business further: how international trade offers a way out of the coronavirus crisis

New Santander research shows that while the performance of UK businesses has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, many remain optimistic about their ability to grow. Santander's fourth annual Trade Barometer report ...

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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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Manufacturers call for ambitious post-Brexit free trade agreement

European automotive manufacturers are putting pressure on politicians in Britain and Brussels to agree an ambitious free trade agreement (FTA) as soon as possible. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has j...

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Planning for life after the EU

As well as coping with the impacts of the coronavirus crisis, the UK's chemical businesses are also having to plan ahead for arrangements once the transition agreement comes to an end following the UK's departure from the...