UKEF provides record help to UK traders

10 June 2022

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has topped the global league table of export credit agencies for sustainable finance after providing £3.6 billion to clean energy, healthcare and critical infrastructure projects in 2021, up from £2.4 billion in 2020.

Jobs market eases but hiring remains a challenge

10 June 2022

The second quarter (Q2) of the year saw a further slowdown in hiring activity according to the latest UK Report on Jobs survey published by KPMG and the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation).

UK food and drink trade tops pre-pandemic levels

9 June 2022

According to research by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), exports and imports of food and drink with non-EU countries have risen above pre-pandemic levels for the first time.

Business Committee launches UK labour market inquiry

9 June 2022

Noting that skills and worker shortages restrain the post-pandemic economic recovery, Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has launched an inquiry into the UK’s labour market.

EU plan to protect transport in times of crisis

9 June 2022

The European Commission has adopted a Contingency Plan for Transport to strengthen the resilience of EU transport in times of crisis. The plan draws lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic as well as taking into account the challenges the EU transport sector has been facing since the beginning of Russia's military aggression against Ukraine.