Month: <span>March 2019</span>

It’s safe to say Brexit has become the absolute shambles we all feared it would. Not only is the uncertainty driving big businesses away from the UK, Parliament seems to be at a stage where divisions are so great, and the waters so muddied, that it can’t agree on anything, including its own motions – on Wednesday, the Prime Minister actually whipped against her own motion, and still lost.

So where do we go from here? And what’s the problem with a no-deal Brexit anyway?

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The UK’s trade relationship with Kenya is booming – total trade between the two countries now tops £1 billion and the UK is now Kenya’s largest external investor.

And it’s a relationship that is only going to grow stronger as the UK aims to increase trade with Kenya by 25% each year through aggressive trade publicity, and is supporting the country in addressing the impact of climate change.

UK Trade &Investment in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, aided over 100 British companies in accessing the market in 2011 and 2012, as well as supporting others with exports to and imports from Kenya.

So if you’re looking to tap into this burgeoning business relationship you’ll need a convenient and cost-effective way to keep in touch with colleagues and clients out in Africa.

Which is where an international conference call comes into its own…

Around the world Conference calling Guides & How-Tos

The Japanese economy is massive – the third largest in the world and bigger than both the UK and Germany combined.

The country made up 6% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product in 2014 and ranks second in the 2013 Global Wealth Report with 62 Fortune 500 companies and the highest number of millionaires in Asia.

And as recently as 2012, Tokyo had the highest concentration of millionaires in the world.

But while there’s a large market to tap into, flying out to talk turkey in Tokyo will cost a packet – so doing business by conference call instead? It’s cost-effective, convenient and requires nothing more than a landline or mobile phone.

Around the world Conference calling Guides & How-Tos

A number of HMRC phone scams are doing the rounds, so be vigilant when responding to any emails, texts and phone calls claiming to be from the tax man. Have…