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PM’s Ten Point Plan | Twitter for business | Latest e-commerce news

Published 21/10/2021

New data released by the Department for International Trade has revealed that since the launch of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a green industrial revolution, over £5.8 billion of overseas investment in green projects has been secured, creating around 56,000 jobs across the country. Utilising £12 billion of government investment, the PM’s Ten […]

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UK-GCC trade | 5 tips for Black November | Ultimate e-commerce guide

Published 14/10/2021

Last week the International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, began preparations for an advanced trade deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), by calling upon the public and businesses to share their views ahead of negotiations beginning next year. Building on the existing bilateral trade worth over £30 billion in 2020, a new deal would see […]

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New Export Support Service | Pop-up retail | Holiday season e-commerce

Published 6/10/2021

Last week the UK government launched its Export Support Service, a free-to-use helpline that will provide phone and online support to British businesses. This ‘one-stop shop’ service will offer quick access to UK government information, making it easier for them to export to the rest of Europe, a key destination for high-quality UK goods and […]

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Omnichannel retail | Support for creative industries | The cautious consumer

Published 29/09/2021

Did you know that 87% of shoppers want a personalised and consistent experience across all touchpoints in their path to purchase? Despite this, consumers feel retailers are coming up short, with 84% believing that more can be done by retailers to integrate their online and offline commerce channels. With a strong omnichannel retail strategy for […]

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Trade Secretary’s digital plan | 6 tips for business growth | From B2B to D2C

Published 23/09/2021

In her first speech since being appointed as International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan has unveiled the government’s five-point plan to establish free and fair digital trade, opening up more opportunities for British businesses and consumers in the global marketplace. The new plan will aim to make it easier to buy and sell goods internationally, as […]

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Entrepreneurial aspirations | DHL e-vehicle expansion | Licence to deliver

Published 16/09/2021

Research from NatWest has found that the number of people wanting to become entrepreneurs has increased by 50% compared to pre-COVID times. The study, which interviewed participants aged between 18 and 80, also highlighted areas for improvement in order to give aspiring businesspeople a better chance of success. These included better entrepreneurial education at school […]

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UK-Australia trade | Mobile apps | Latest e-commerce news

Published 9/09/2021

British rail companies are set to receive a huge boost in export opportunities, with the UK-Australia trade deal agreeing to remove the 5% tariff on rail products. As a result, UK companies will be more competitive in the market, with equal access to billions of dollars of government contracts. International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, said: […]

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New Trade Envoys | UK confident of recovery | Latest e-commerce news

Published 2/09/2021

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced several Trade Envoy appointments who will be allocated to countries across the world to boost British business opportunities globally. Last year Trade Envoys, a voluntary position assigned to MPs, were involved in over £16 billion in UK exports and are already responsible for building trade relationships in over […]

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UK-New Zealand trade | Whisky exports growing | Latest e-commerce news

Published 26/08/2021

The latest round of negotiations between the UK and New Zealand brings good news to British shoppers and exporters, who will benefit from tariff-free trade on goods such as clothing, cars, food and drink. International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, said: “We are both big fans of each other’s high-quality products, so this could be a […]

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UK economy recovery | Emerging e-tail markets | Latest e-commerce news

Published 19/08/2021

According to official figures, the UK economy grew by 4.8% between April and June. Whilst the figures are slightly short of expectations, forecasts are predicting that the economy should return to pre-pandemic levels later this year. Consumer spending, which rose by 7.3% over the quarter, has been the biggest factor behind the upturn, with the […]

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