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  • 22nd December 2020

    General Export Facility (GEF) – what you need to know

    New guarantee scheme was launched in December to provide SMEs with export finance up to the value of £25 million and help them recover from COVID-19.
  • 14th October 2020

    Greater Manchester International Strategy

    Over that past six months, COVID-19 has changed people's lives. Greater Manchester has refreshed its International Strategy in line with the Living with COVID resilience plan.
  • 11th February 2020

    Brexit Weekly Digest 11 February

  • 23rd January 2020

    Brexit Weekly Digest 23 January

    The chancellor has warned manufacturers that "there will not be alignment" with the EU after Brexit and insists firms must "adjust" to new regulations. Speaking to the Financial Times , Sajid Javid admitted not all businesses would benefit from Brexit.
  • 9th December 2019

    Brexit Weekly Digest 9 December

    One of the UK’s biggest property funds, which owns shopping centres across the country, has alarmed investors by banning withdrawals and blaming both Brexit and the retail downturn for its problems.
  • 2nd December 2019

    Brexit Weekly Digest 2 December

    The BBC speculate what would happen under a Conservative majority at the General Election quoting under Mr Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement.
  • 25th November 2019

    Brexit weekly digest 25 November

    The Prime Minister Mr Johnson has announced plans for a new immigration system after Brexit, including a salary threshold for prospective workers coming to the UK.
  • 19th November 2019

    Brexit weekly news 18 November

    Prof Alan Winters, the director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory, trade expert has suggested more than 60% of goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain could be subject to tariffs under the Brexit deal
  • 11th November 2019

    Brexit Weekly Digest 11 November

    Britain's economy has grown at the slowest annual rate in almost a decade, according to official figures. Year-on-year growth in the three months to end-September slowed to 1% from 1.3% in the second quarter, the Office for National Statistics said. An ONS spokesman said: "Looking at the picture over the last year, growth slowed to its lowest rate in almost a decade." But the economy avoided a recession by growing 0.3% in the third quarter.
  • 5th November 2019

    Brexit Weekly Digest 5 November

    Last week saw the bill to hold a general election on 12 December receive Royal Assent. This follows the confirmation of a Brexit delay until at least 31 January 2020 after the EU granted an EU Exit extension request. The Withdrawal Agreement vote in the Commons will now, likely, not progress before the general election.

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