Investment plans cut amid UK economic uncertainty

25 April 2019

According to the latest Santander Trade Barometer, almost a quarter of businesses are planning no investment at all in the year ahead while those planning to invest in research and development (R&D) in the coming year has halved compared to six months ago.

Drinks driving exports

24 April 2019

In 2018, 41 bottles of Scotch Whisky were exported from Scotland every second.

Business offered the chance to help shape trade policy

24 April 2019

With members drawn from groups such as the CBI and the British Exporters Association (BExA), a new Strategic Trade Advisory Group (STAG) will act as a sounding board for the Trade Policy Minister on future negotiations and policy.

Liverpool sets up new links to Europe

17 April 2019

Whatever happens with Brexit, trade with the other Member States of the EU will continue as the Port of Liverpool has just demonstrated by opening a new service with two major Portuguese ports and a new link with Spain.

Support for trading with Singapore and Asia

16 April 2019

UK businesses wanting to trade with Singapore, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries can now benefit from a new source of help.

Fastest growing markets for UK goods — Nigeria and India

11 April 2019

With exports to Nigeria growing by 27% last year to £1.63 billion, while those to India were up 24% to £5.52 billion, the two countries have been identified by Santander Corporate & Commercial as the two fastest growing export destinations for UK goods in 2018.

Huge increase in Heathrow exports to China

10 April 2019

As Heathrow welcomed Air China’s new thrice-weekly service to Chengdu, it highlighted a remarkable rise in the value of Chinese exports via the UK’s leading airport.