Your post-Covid brand

25 May 2022

As your business looks beyond the pandemic, what does post-Covid-19 branding look like? Have the components of a brand shifted? Are consumers looking to the brands they trust to evolve? Dave Howell reports.

Forthcoming trade events June 2022

25 May 2022

This regularly updated events calendar notifies importers and exporters of forthcoming conferences, seminars/workshops, trade shows, trade missions and networking opportunities worldwide.

Country Profile — Panama

19 May 2022

Panama, famed for its mighty canal, is a conduit for international trade and a country that welcomes companies from all across the world, including ambitious UK exporters.

The state of small business cyber security

18 May 2022

As we move out of the pandemic, has cyber security changed for small enterprises? How did working from home factor into their security stance, and how are SMEs approaching their security today?

VAT registration

4 May 2022

VAT is a complex tax that is administered entirely by the taxpayer, the business. HMRC expect the business to know how to manage the tax and to operate reliefs, simplifications and apply all the complex VAT rules to comply.

Understanding preferential origin rules — trading with the EU

28 April 2022

A lot of things have changed since the UK left the European Union. Even though there is a trade agreement in place, British companies who buy or sell to EU countries have to understand and follow new procedures and observe responsibilities that didn’t apply before.

Country Profile — Spain

25 April 2022

With British investment on the rise in new industries ranging from data centres to renewable power, there is so much more to modern Spain than soccer and sangria.

Progress on trade agreements towards 2022 target

13 April 2022

A target of 80% of UK trade to be covered by free trade agreements (FTAs) by the end of 2022 has been set by the Department of International Trade. The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in a report published in March said that represented a significant challenge.

EU exit watch — Brexit on hold

1 April 2022

Although there has been no formal announcement, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has reportedly said that there will be no progress in the Brexit negotiations during the Ukraine crisis.