Importers and exporters uncertain about the consequences of Brexit on their bottom lines – and consumer demand – have been given some sour statistics to chew on.
For the government to meet our demands for better healthcare and education, it first has to earn revenue from somewhere. So it pays to know the difference between tax and duty, its primary sources.
It’s little over a fortnight since the EU referendum resulted in Brexit, but in that time so much has already happened and so many new questions about the future of Britain have been raised that the vote itself is rapidly fading into a dim and distant memory.
As with any business decision, an SME attracted to importing needs to do some serious thinking first – especially when it comes to overseas suppliers.
Market jitters have been rife over the last few weeks following confirmation there will be an EU referendum in June 2016 and sterling has been left vulnerable as a result.
Love them or loathe them, lorries are essential to life as we know it in Britain, transporting everything from our food to the bricks and mortar we need to build homes. However with the road haulage industry on the precipice of a catastrophic driver shortage, we wanted to imagine what Britain might look like without any HGVs.
For most small business owners, the day-to-day challenge of growing the company, keeping customers happy and paying staff and suppliers leaves them little time to worry about currency markets. But volatile exchange rates aren’t just a problem for City traders.
An increase in UK exports has been a rare good story amid an anaemic recovery. But when picking which country to target next, SMEs need to be mindful of banned imports.
Thinking about buying or selling goods within the EC Single Market? Here's what you need to know about EU VAT handling legislation.
Here's a beginner's guide to import, with five questions – and answers – about how to tackle importing.
The five crucial things to consider before you start using overseas suppliers.