International Trade

Four in Ten UK Exporters Reporting Decreased Sales in Q1 2021

12 April in Business News, Chamber News, International Trade

Balance of UK firms reporting increased export sales drops, despite already being at historically low levels. Hospitality firms, caterers, retailers and wholesalers all most likely to report decreased sales. Advance bookings and export orders show no signs of improvement, indicating that recovery is distant   The British Chambers of Commerce’s Trade Confidence Outlook for Q1, released today, has revealed the stark issues...

Importing and/or Exporting – Grants available to SME’s

16 February in International Trade, Member News

HMG has announced a new £20m fund to provide grants to help small and medium-sized businesses new to importing or exporting. Click the link for further information:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/grants-to-help-small-and-medium-sized-businesses-new-to-importing-or-exporting The SME Brexit Support Fund could give up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if the business...

Brexit: 24 days – 24 huge unanswered business questions

08 December in Chamber News, International Trade

With negotiations between the UK and EU once again at a decision point – and with just 24 days to go until the end of the Brexit transition period – the latest analysis by the British Chambers of Commerce shows that businesses still have insufficient official information available in 24 critical areas, undermining their...