UK Exports

Why The UK's Economic Growth May Be Just A 'Flash In The Pan'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been urged to improve levels of exports and business investment in the British economy in order to stop a recent surge of growth am...

Lowering the UK Exchange Rate to Improve Our Balance of Payments

John Mills | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

Our balance of payments deficit is far too high. In fact we have not had a surplus on our trade in goods since 1982 and we have not had an overall surplus in any year since 1983 - 30 years ago. As a result, we are unable to run our economy at full throttle.

UK Will Only Halt Arms Exports To Israel If They Bomb Gaza Again

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has come under fire for failing to back an arms embargo against Israel in favour of a "very weak" threat to suspend 12 export licences if ...

GDP Figures: How the Economy Recovered Should Be Cause for Caution

Spencer Thompson | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Spencer Thompson

Friday's preliminary GDP estimate for the second quarter of 2014 shows an economy growing at 0.8% a quarter, and recovering it's pre-recession level of output. It would be wrong to take this as a sign of 'business-as-usual' however, when fundamental problems with the UK economy remain.

Asa Bennett

Mission Accomplished? 11 Problems Osborne Would Prefer You Ignored

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has thanked the "hard work of the British people" as official figures out today showed that Britain's economy has fully recovered from ...

With the UK Top for Science and Technology, it's Time to Close the Innovation Gap

Adam Afriyie | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

We must make sure that we take economic advantage of our discoveries, translating them into new businesses, jobs and economic growth... To keep Britain at the forefront of the international competitiveness league tables, science and technology must remain a backbone of British industry.

What Are the Prospects for the UK Economy in 2015?

John Mills | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

The next general election will be held in May 2015. No-one can foretell the outcome. But it is much easier to anticipate the economic prospects that will be faced by whichever party or combination of parties wins power.

Asa Bennett

Osborne Overlooking 'Worrying' Rise Of Self-Employed Brits, Says Expert

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Politics

Coalition ministers are failing to get to grips with a "worrying" rise in the number of Britons classed as self-employed amid the economy recovery, th...

Asa Bennett

Ten Damning Facts On Osborne's Failure To Get Britain Exporting

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron used a trip to Liverpool on Monday to boast about the coalition's commitment to get British businesses exporting as part of the planned ...

Pfizer Grabs Headlines But Tourism Is the Industry to Watch

Christopher Rodrigues | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK
Christopher Rodrigues

British tourism is an export industry which can't be sold to the highest bidder and shipped overseas. Pfizer's bid for AstraZeneca has flooded Britain's news channels, eclipsing the air time given to many other valuable sectors.

Why Britain Needs the Pound Campaign

John Mills | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

To enable us to compete in the world and to get back to full employment, we need an exchange rate which is about one third lower than it is now. A more competitive pound would bring back more, better quality jobs to the UK, contributing to a thriving economy.

Business Chief Says UK Recovery Needs 'Economically Literate' Politicians

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Politicians need to be more business orientated and "economically literate" if the UK is to achieve sustainable economic growth, according to an indus...

Cable: UK Doomed To Be 'Bit Part Player' Unless Firms Boost Exports

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Firms are being urged to export more goods to help the UK achieve a sustainable economic recovery and stop the country becoming a "bit part player". ...

Over 4 Million Jobs 'Depend On EU Exports'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

Exports to European Union countries are worth £211 billion to the British economy and help support 4.2 million UK jobs, according to analysis by an e...

Promoting Made in Britain - Advertising's Role in Osborne's Budget

Josh Krichefski | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK
Josh Krichefski

George Osborne's Budget announcement last week - a Budget for the 'Makers, Savers and Doers' of Britain - has sparked positive reactions across British industry, gaining admiration even from the sceptics.

Two Hugely Awkward Budget Graphs Osborne Would Rather You Didn't See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne admitted in his Budget that "we still don't export enough", telling MPs of his commitment to change that after four years. "I want t...

Asa Bennett

How Will George Help People Like These?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

When George Osborne delivers his Budget for 2014 he is expected to trumpet how his plans will ensure Britain's "long-term economic recovery". But ...

Asa Bennett

7 Broken Budget Promises George Osborne Would Rather You Didn't Notice

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne is set to use his Budget on Wednesday to argue that his austerity strategy has been vindicated and to sketch out a rosy financial futur...

Exporting for Success

John Longworth | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
John Longworth

Things are looking up. Last quarter's 0.7% GDP growth places Britain among the fastest recovering advanced economies in the world... But translating improving economic indicators into strong, sustained growth will require a significant rebalancing of our economy towards exports.

'Strict Visa Controls Are Hampering Trade'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Government's efforts to boost trade are being hampered by Britain's strict visa controls which are deterring some overseas businesses from dealing...

We've Just Agreed To Export £45m Of Pig Semen To China

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The UK has agreed to start exporting £45m worth of pig semen to China from next year, in one of the latest deals clinched by David Cameron during his...

Lawyers May Charge £850 an Hour, but We Should Be Proud of the UK's Legal Services Industry

Nick Rowles-Davies | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK
Nick Rowles-Davies

The UK has a proud history of exporting goods and know-how. Sadly, incidents of this are few and far between in the modern age. But our legal services and court system is a key and growing export, admired and used across the globe.

Does It Make the Bike Go Faster? How a Strategy of Marginal Gains Can Sustain Growth

Scott Barnes | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Politics
Scott Barnes

Occasionally challenges in life can be solved by a stroke of genius - a superhuman effort, a silver bullet. More often, the solution to the thorniest ...

Jein: Germany Is Not as Strong as It Looks

Terence Tse | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Terence Tse

The fact that Germany is not as strong as we believe means that the country may not be able to lift Europe out of its economic woe. If this is really the case, we are pinning our high hope on the wrong leader. It therefore makes a lot more sense for us to come up with new ways to solve the Eurozone crisis...

Could Brussels Punish Germany For Its Success?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics

The European Commission has launched a review into whether Germany's export surplus is undermining the European Union's economic recovery, which has s...