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This section combines economic and political background with up-to-the-minute business and enterprise news and analysis, to help you keep your organisation on the road to success, whether you are planning to expand into new global markets, set up a business in a new location, or relocate an existing office or operation. Through news, articles and other resources, it covers such hot topics as trends, key industry sectors and locations (including emerging markets), infrastructure, transport, commercial and residential property, inward investment, mergers and acquisitions, and major business and enterprise conferences.

As plans for the UK’s exit from the European Union take shape, it will keep you informed of the latest developments and their implications for global mobility, international assignments, and companies around the world.

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The global growth forecast for 2020 and 2021 has been reduced owing to rising geopolitical tensions, climate change and slowdowns in emerging markets.

IMF trims global growth forecast

The global growth forecast for 2020 and 2021 has been reduced owing to rising geopolitical tensions, climate change and slowdowns in emerging markets.
French oil company Total announces plans to move its financial HQ back to Paris from London in 2020, blaming Brexit and costs.

Brexit prompts oil giant relocation

French oil company Total announces plans to move its financial HQ back to Paris from London in 2020, blaming Brexit and costs.
How business can rise to the climate change challenge

How business can rise to the climate change challenge

With climate change firmly front-of-mind for consumers, employees and governments, how can businesses become more sustainable to not only help the planet, but also to attract the best and brightest talent?

UK Inward Investment

UK launches new visa to lure top scientists.

UK launches new visa to lure top scientists

Boris Johnson announces new fast-tracked visa that will encourage leading academics to work in the UK.
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EU banks now seeking Brexit hubs in London

The number of UK financial services firms seeking to establish post-Brexit hubs in the European Union ground to a halt in the second half of last year, according to the latest research by EY.
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UK labour market hits new high

A record 32.9 million people are in employment in the UK while the number of jobless is at a 45-year low, according to official figures. Plus, news that Facebook is to hire 1,000 in the UK in 2020.

Infrastructure

New study finds a growing North-South divide in UK manufacturing.

Growing regional divide in UK manufacturing

Manufacturing industries in London and South East England are “booming”, with growth far outstripping any other UK region, according to a new survey.
How business can rise to the climate change challenge

How business can rise to the climate change challenge

With climate change firmly front-of-mind for consumers, employees and governments, how can businesses become more sustainable to not only help the planet, but also to attract the best and brightest talent?
The main labour market concern of UK businesses is that government plans for a post-Brexit immigration system will make it impossible for them to hire the skills they need, according to a new survey.

‘Simplify the immigration system’, UK firms demand

The main labour market concern of UK businesses is that government plans for a post-Brexit immigration system will make it impossible for them to hire the skills they need, according to a new survey.

Political Climate

UK launches new visa to lure top scientists.

UK launches new visa to lure top scientists

Boris Johnson announces new fast-tracked visa that will encourage leading academics to work in the UK.
Data over London landmarks, office buildings & executives

EU banks now seeking Brexit hubs in London

The number of UK financial services firms seeking to establish post-Brexit hubs in the European Union ground to a halt in the second half of last year, according to the latest research by EY.
Commuters at Euston Station in London

UK labour market hits new high

A record 32.9 million people are in employment in the UK while the number of jobless is at a 45-year low, according to official figures. Plus, news that Facebook is to hire 1,000 in the UK in 2020.

David Sapsted Reports

UK launches new visa to lure top scientists.

UK launches new visa to lure top scientists

Boris Johnson announces new fast-tracked visa that will encourage leading academics to work in the UK.
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Businesses want their voices heard over immigration

The UK's largest business groups, trade associations and educational organisations have written to the government demanding a say in helping formulate the post-Brexit immigration system.

Former chief reporter at The Times and news editor and New York correspondent for The Telegraph among other journals, David Sapsted writes sharply observed news for Relocate.

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