UK Exports

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

Adam Afriyie | Posted 09.07.2014 | 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 30.06.2014 | 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 | 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 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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? | 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 | 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...

You'll Never Guess What Britain Has Sold Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK

Britain has a lot to be proud of, as David Cameron would likely say, and so it makes sense for businesses to focus on exporting their wares across the...

We Need More First-Time Exporters for Lasting Growth

David Rutley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
David Rutley

Around one in seven Brits are now their own boss. First-time entrepreneurs abound, and the opportunity for them to become first-time employers is being improved with such initiatives as the new annual £2,000 Employers National Insurance Allowance. But how can we encourage more of them to become first-time exporters?

To Russia With Cable

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has taken 30 British businesses to Russia in a government bid to boost trade links between the two countries. The Business Secretary i...

Leaving EU Could Be A 'Backward Step', Warns DHL

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

Britain's departure from the European Union could see the country descend into economic "protectionism" that would hurt business, warned Phil Couchman...

Having Backed Export, David Cameron Now Needs to Skipper British Sales Message

Max Steinberg | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK
Max Steinberg

The government at the Conservative Party conference has made the case this week that Britain's industrial strategy rests on a massive revival of its e...