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Germany increasingly concerned by lack of SME Brexit readiness

Germany increasingly concerned by lack of SME Brexit readiness

Small businesses in Germany are being warned that too many are unprepared for Brexit and the potential disruption the UK leaving the EU will cause native firms. The warning primarily centres on financial services and access to financial products. Banks on the continent have been shifting market-related activities for some of their EU clients, such

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Fishermen urged to avoid no-deal exports catch

Fishing industry urged to avoid no-deal exports catch

UK fish exporters are being urged to sign-up to a new digital catch certificate service to ensure they’re able to continue selling to the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Advice published by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs this month said that businesses should take action now to avoid issues

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UK export growth

Strong annual export growth for UK businesses

The number of UK firms exporting, and the value of exports, has increased once more year-on-year according to the latest DiT data. Figures from HMRC showed 110,800 VAT-registered businesses exporting last year, whilst the exports of goods across all four UK regions also increased. Scotland led the export growth charts with a 5.6% rise in

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71% of UK manufacturers have an export-based growth strategy

Over 70% of UK manufacturers have an export-based growth strategy for their business. That’s according to the latest Annual Manufacturing Report data from The Manufacturer, whereby 71% of manufacturers are actively seeking new markets to penatrate. The news is positive and highlights the resilience and optimism of exporting manufacturers in the UK in the approaching

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Three quarters UK manufacturers report Brexit is damaging business planning and prospects

Almost three-quarters of UK manufacturers have reported that Brexit is causing damage to long-term strategic planning and future business prospects. That’s the Brexit headline from the latest Annual Manufacturing Report produced by The Manufacturer in which 71% said Brexit uncertainty is damaging strategic planning and business prospects. Commenting in the report, Director at Cumbric Ltd

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UK firms up trading relationship with Chile

UK firms up trading relationship with Chile

The UK has looked to sure-up its trading relationship with Chile after the signing of a new trade continuity agreement. Signed by Jamie Bowden, Ambassador to Chile an the Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero on 30th January, the deal will see companies and consumers cotinue to benefit from preferental trading arrangements after Brexit. Trade in

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UK businesses not prepared for Brexit

Nearly half of UK firms not prepared for chaotic Brexit

Almost half of UK companies feel they are unprepared for a chaotic exit from the EU according to the Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report. The report, which quizzed 200 businesses about their Brexit preparations and readiness, found that half had begun planning for no deal and no transition, but half said they felt unprepared

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advice for startups considering exporting

3 pieces of advice for startups considering exporting

More startups than ever are exporting from the get-go as a core businesses strategy. In fact, data from the Office for National Statistics show the number of exporting UK SMEs grew by nearly 7% in 2017 compared to the year previously, meaning 10% of all SME’s now export. Whereas it can be commonly thought to

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UK exports

UK exports rise for 32nd consecutive month

UK exports have risen for a 32nd consecutive month on a 12-month rolling basis, worth £630 billion in the year to November 2018 according to data released this month from the Office for National Statistics. The continued growth has seen an additional £13.9 billion in value added to UK goods and services exports. There was

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exporting to China

5 things you need to know about exporting to China

When Theresa May met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang back in January this year, all reports suggest that the meeting was a glowing success. Some £9 billion in deals are expected to have been signed between the two nations as they discussed future trade and investment opportunities between China and the UK. Indeed, a new ‘golden

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10% of UK SMEs now exporting

10% of UK SMEs now exporting

New figures from the Office for National Statistics has shown the number of exporting UK SMEs increased by 6.6% in 2017 compared to the year before. Part of the Annual Business Survey, figures showed an increase in total exports to £637bn in September – an increase of 4.4% compared to the year previous, highlighting an

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Brexit agreement

Do businesses really back the current Brexit agreement?

When Theresa May left the CBI conference last week she would have been forgiven for believing that businesses were on her side when it came to the Brexit deal she’s brought back from Brussels. Indeed, the CBI’s deputy director general, Josh Hardie, said in a statement that: “It appears that we’re on the cusp of

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