Month: <span>October 2017</span>

There are around 450 British companies currently operating out of Japan from major FTSE 100 companies to SMEs – from high street names like Lush, Ted Baker and Fortnum & Mason to more niche offerings from the like of BrewDog.

And larger multinationals like Barclays HSBC, GlaxoSmithKline and Rolls-Royce also have a strong presence in Japan.

If you’re thinking of joining them, here’s everything you need to know about exporting to Japan…

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No-one knows how Brexit will affect businesses in the UK, but there are some worrying signs of trouble ahead, as some big players are contemplating relocation, and the price of everything seems to be on the rise.

And with many businesses in the UK already operating on tight margins, any slight increase in overheads could be enough to see them slip into financial difficulties.

So, were going to take a look at whether energy prices will increase, if and when the UK does leave the European Union (EU).

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Italy is Europe’s second largest manufacturer, behind Germany, and the latest figures show it has a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of around £15 billion.

And the good news for UK businesses is the country has a long-standing and solid trade relationship with the UK, and the main exports of goods by value from the UK to Italy are:

  • crude petroleum
  • basic chemicals, fertilisers and nitrogen compounds, plastics and synthetic rubber
  • motor vehicles
  • pharmaceutical products and preparations
  • natural gas

If you’re thinking of exporting to Italy, here’s everything you need to know…

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If you work in an office, you’ll no doubt have your daily routine nailed down – maybe make a cuppa to take to your desk, fire up your computer, then check your emails to both ease yourself into, and set your priorities for, the working day ahead.

The chances are you’ll also work in an open plan office, where all colleagues can easily communicate with each other across the room – this is all part of the evolving office work-space, and things were very different as little as 20 years ago.

Let’s take a quick look at how we arrived at the modern day office, and what sort of working environment might lie ahead for office workers of the future…

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Israel is a highly-developed and westernised market that has a growing trade relationship with the UK – Israel is now the UK’s fourth largest market across the Middle East and Africa, with exports worth £1.3 billion, while bilateral trade regularly tops £3 billion year-on-year.

The region is not without it’s problems though, and the Foreign Office advises against travel to certain areas – for the latest information, check out the latest travel advice at GOV.UK.

For everything else you need to know about exporting to Israel, read on…

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