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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.


Retail sales bounce higher again

Data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) shows that retailers continue to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Share this article linkedin twitter email The latest BRC Retail Index shows UK reta...


Automotive sector looks to collaboration

Increased collaboration makes sense in an era of tough cost pressure and it's an idea that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have begun to embrace. Share this article linkedin twitter email The latest example...

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Navigating regulation for export success

It's important to recognise upfront that securing regulatory approval when selling a product abroad is a complex and sometimes lengthy process that requires expert support. Share this article linkedin twitter email ...


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 ...


Counting the cost of the coronavirus pandemic

While the vast majority of manufacturers have survived the coronavirus crisis so far, it's likely we'll see increased level of stress during the final months of the year -- and accelerated mergers and acquisitions (M&A) ...


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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Managing currency volatility to boost profitability

On 16 September, Santander's specialists were joined by Retail Economics CEO, Richard Lim, in a webinar to discuss how to manage currency risk in the run-up to the end of the year. This article considers some of the issues ...


Retail sales continue to recover

New data from Retail Economics suggests that retail sales continued to rebound during July, the first full month in which most non-essential retailers were able to welcome shoppers since the beginning of lockdown. Retail sa...


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...


Industry expects demand to accelerate through 2021

Industry expects demand to accelerate through 2021 15th Sep 2020 7 min read Aerospace Aerospace manufacturing declined by 26% in the second quarter of 2020, the largest slump on record. Share this article linkedin ...