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The Government has said that the UK’s green economy is projected to grow by 11% per year between now and 2030, driving a six-fold increase in green jobs by 2050. International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, has this week announced new loan guarantees of nearly £190 million which will drive green growth for sustainable businesses and […]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed a new Trade Envoy to Japan, Greg Clark MP. The new role will help UK businesses take advantage of opportunities in the third-largest economy in the world. Strengthening the UK’s relationship with Japan is another step towards increasing trade with the Indo-Pacific region, expected to be home to half […]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted the Swiss president last week to kick off talks for an enhanced trade deal between the two countries. The trade relationship between the UK and Switzerland is already worth £35 billion annually, but an unprecedented free trade agreement would boost the economy on both sides. International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, […]

This week Aberdeen hosted the UK’s second transatlantic trade dialogue, as the talks centred around key sectors for the Scottish economy. Major Scottish businesses attended the talks to discuss priority areas including digital and innovation, green trade, supporting SMEs and supply chain resilience. International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said: “This dialogue gives us a platform to […]

A new report revealing the trends that are helping UK retail websites stand out from the crowd has been published. Ecommerce 2022 looks at insights from the UK’s most popular websites – including Next, Asda, Tesco and Currys – to identify lessons for e-commerce businesses. The report also explores how the channel is evolving, how […]

Did you know that, according to a recent study, SMEs account for 45% of the UK’s business energy use? This means that it’s more important than ever for them to assess their environmental impact. The use of digital services and technology can play a pivotal role in helping businesses transform their sustainability practices, making it […]

The UK is launching a £35 million programme to support the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the world’s largest free trading bloc. The continental trade initiative will create a single market, providing greater trade opportunities for UK businesses exporting goods and services into the area and boosting Africa’s economic growth. International […]

Last week, the UK and Canada began negotiations on a new Free Trade Agreement, aiming to build on a trading relationship worth over £19 billion in 2020. Canada’s import demand is projected to grow 45% by 2035, which means the UK could gain a competitive advantage in this flourishing market. A new deal could also […]

With their respective ‘Build Back Better’ agendas in mind, the UK and US have arranged a series of events that will look to deepen their transatlantic trade relationship, which is currently worth £200 billion. Kicking off in Baltimore, before returning to the UK for the second dialogue, the aim is to explore modern approaches to […]

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