Enterprise

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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.

For detailed coverage of specific topics, see our Brexit, Corporate Finance, Commercial Property, Residential Property, International Assignments and Mobility Industry sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide commercial removals and storage, as well as a range of support services for corporate relocations, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications.

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Latest Enterprise News

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CIPD research backs temporary immigration ‘safety valve’

The professional body for HR and people development's new report assesses skills and labour shortages post-Brexit. It comes as the CBI's latest Industrial Trends report shows record-high labour concerns.

Global

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Crossing the pond: Where is the growth?

With a number of free-trade deals under discussion, new horizons are opening up for global expansion and people mobility. David Sapsted explores the UK’s potential future trading partnerships.
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US, UK, Australia in "landmark" defence deal

The fast-growing importance of the Indo-Pacific region to the governments in both London and Washington have been demonstrated by the "landmark" defence partnership announced by the UK, Australia and US.
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UK-Australia agree 'proper' post-Brexit deal

The UK and Australia have agreed the broad outline of a free trade deal - the first, truly independent agreement negotiated since Brexit.

UK Inward Investment

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UK firms climate aware... but taking no action

The UK might be about to host the COP26 climate change conference at the beginning of November but a survey has shown that almost two-thirds of British businesses have no environmental sustainability policies in place.
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Climate report a 'final wake-up call' to businesses

Business leaders in the UK have accepted that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) damning report on humans' role in global warming represents "a final wake-up call" over the need for decisive action.
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UK's low carbon economy high on expectations

The UK’s low carbon economy is now worth more almost four times more that the nation's traditional manufacturing sector, according to new analysis.

Infrastructure

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Supply problems hit German factory output

Global supply chain problems and a slump in overseas orders have been blamed for unexpectedly large slump in German manufacturing orders.
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Mixed reaction in wake of G7 summit

The conclusion of the G7 summit on Cornwall has left business leaders and campaigners in the UK agreeing with many of the leaders' sentiments but questioning if sufficient practical steps had been agreed.
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Finance chiefs hail BoE move to Leeds

The Bank of England's decision to relocate staff in London to a new northern hub to be created in Leeds should be a first step towards greater involvement in the UK's regions by financial services firms, according to the sector's trade body.

Political Climate

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Pressure grows on companies over climate change

Global asset managers Fidelity International has said it will hold company directors to account next year if they fail to deliver on issues of climate change and boardroom gender diversity, according to a report in the Financial Times.
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PwC confident of EU financial services deal

The European Union will eventually agree a post-Brexit deal with the UK over financial services because the bloc "needs London", according to one of the 'Big Four' multinational professional services firms.
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UK 'must look to Indo-Pacific trade'

The UK should pursue new trade deals with large and fast-growing economies beyond Europe, particularly in the Indo-Pacific, according to a new government report.

David Sapsted Reports

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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