By the end of 2017, Brits will be asked a question that nobody has asked them for 42 years: "Should the UK remain a member of the European Union?" According to Stephen Archer, director at Spring Partnerships, we should opt to leave the EU.
In 2015 it was suggested that exiting the EU could cost the UK over €300bn. This was according to a report by Bertelsmann Stiftung, which has released a new study revealing UK firms fear a negative impact on companies were Britain to relinquish its title of EU member state.
With the Indian prime minister being feted in London this week, could Downing Street's efforts to market UK Plc to the world be undermined by the behaviour of British businesses?
London-based BullionVault – the world’s largest gold and silver online market – has received its largest ever trade through a smartphone app.
We are now seeing the first salvos fired in the European in-out referendum as MPs debated the Bill. Clearly not satisfied with a seemingly never-ending general election, parliament appears determined to kick off a marathon long period of electioneering and politicking on the subject.
With new figures showing that foreign direct investment (FDI) into the UK has reached a record high of more than £1tn,David Cameron has suggested it shows "Britain is the place to do business".
In a speech to a UK and Israel business dinner in London, Sajid Javid looked to solidify trade relations between the countries by saying, just like millions of Israelis, his mother too is waiting for him to get a “proper job”.
John Longworth has outlined six issues he and the British Chambers of Commerce believe the prime minister should focus on during the next term in parliament, and urged him to "make no apologies" for seeking the highest growth and investment rates.
During the GREAT Festival of Creativity, entrepreneurs such as Kelly Hoppen, Jo Malone, Angela Hartnett and Rupert Sanderson are leading the charge in terms of demonstrating the best of British creativity. Spanning from film, healthcare, tech and tourism, many partnerships have been forged between the UK and China.
The re-emergence of geo-economics comes at a time when many states in the developed world – including Europe and the US – faced with high levels of public debt and weak domestic support are choosing to project power through economics rather than military force. This, in turn, is weakening multilateral institutions designed to safeguard the free flow of trade and investment and is giving rise to four trends that could potentially reverse globalisation.
The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) recent global trade deal, worth $1tn, will see significant changes to customs legislation and will give improved trade terms to less economically developed nations.
UK businesses have reinvented themselves during the last five years of a stagnant economy to exploit the opportunities of the global marketplace.