13 Dec: UK-Lebanon Business & Investment Opportunities

As the announcement has been made that Rolls-Royce seals deal at the UK-Lebanon Business & Investment event other information has been made available to look at Lebanon as an Export opportunity for UK companies. Some highlights below: 

02 Dec: Tax-to-GDP ratio up to 40.2% in EU

A one-to-two ratio across Member States The overall tax-to-GDP ratio, meaning the sum of taxes and net social contributions as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product, stood at 40.2% in the European Union (EU) in 2017, an increase compared with 2016 (39.9%). In the euro…

02 Dec: Dr Liam Fox’s speech: A world beyond Europe, a time beyond Brexit

Published 30 November 2018, Extracts from the speech, highlighting some notable points…. *-In 2017 we saw total UK exports rise by 10.9% compared with 2016. We sold almost £50 billion worth of mechanical machinery, £41 billion worth of motor vehicles, £16 billion worth of…

30 Nov: Exporting for Growth Programme – Still Open to Access Funding

DIT would like to remind exporting companies that companies can still access a minimum of £1,000 in match-funded grants. Through the Exporting for Growth programme you can access match-funded grants to help you expand your international sales and grow your business overseas. Exporting for Growth…

02 Oct: Sir Nigel Knowles takes on special Trade & Investment Advisory Role to SCR Mayor Dan Jarvis

Source: Insider Media, 17th September 2018 BIG-HITTING LEP CHAIR TO STEP DOWN The big-hitting chair of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced he does not intend to continue in the role after his term of office concludes at the end of…


Business and education leaders in Sheffield are joining forces on a new hub designed to help build links and generate investment from China. The China UK Business Incubator (CUBI) is a not-for-profit social enterprise, which will be located at the New Era Development, a mixed-use…


Exports of food and drink from Yorkshire and the Humber rose to £1.2bn according to newly-released figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Food and drink exports in the year to June 2018 increased by 7.9 per cent on the previous 12 months. Among the…

02 Oct: New Figures reveal Northern Powerhouse Export Growth

Exports from the Northern Powerhouse have grown by more than 16 per cent over the past eight years, reaching almost £15bn in the last quarter, according to new figures. The official figures have revealed that the demand for goods made in the region has grown…

09 Aug: £50m boost for British pork as export market opens in Taiwan

Farmers to benefit from new deal as Taiwan prepares to welcome British pork exports for first time.
British farmers and food producers are set to benefit from a valuable new market as Taiwan prepares to welcome British pork exports for the first time.

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