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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UK-India groups join forces over trade

The two largest business organisations in India and the UK are to set up a new group to campaign for increased cross-industry collaboration and to "push the UK-India trade deal over the line".
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Fintech growth spurs 'exceptional' 182% increase in tech roles

A new report from recruitment firm Robert Walters offers a snapshot of tech talent mobility in eight major hubs. As Covid-19 restrictions lift, 'significant migration of talent' is likely.
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One month of war in Ukraine: influence to relocation and immigration processes

March 24, 2022, was exactly a month since everyone in Ukraine woke up from words “Get up! It has started ... ", or, even worse, from the sounds of explosions.

UK Inward Investment

Action on Visas

Action on Visas

Former MP Lembit Öpik reports on the economic statistics, the issues relating to visas and what the Association of Relocation Professionals is doing to turn a potential problem into a plus point for the UK relocation status.
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Oil and gas: where now for ESG in the energy sector?

Last year turned out to be a good one for oil and gas companies. After several years in the doldrums, prices soared and the likes of BP, Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron et al were able to weigh in with multi-billion dollar profits.
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Hong Kong visa applicants top 100,000

More than 100,000 Hong Kong residents applied to live, work and study in the UK last year under the British National (Overseas) visa route.

Infrastructure

Digital map of the UK

CBI urges overhaul of skills visa system

The UK's largest business organisation is calling on the government to create an independent body with powers to decide what overseas skills should be on the nation's Shortage Occupation List.
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All UK regions lagging behind London productivity

New research shows that productivity in London is more than 50% higher than in any other region of the UK and that rectifying the inequality poses a major challenge to the government's 'levelling up' agenda.
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Smart immigration 'the key to success'

The UK can establish itself as a world leader as long as it "doubles down" on green energy, resilient transport and a smart immigration policy, according to a leading tech entrepreneur.

Political Climate

International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan

India Trans-Pacific top UK trade agenda

The UK government has put deals with India and the 11-nation CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) at the top of its trade agenda this year, a global conference of financial services chiefs has been told.
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CIPD calls for greater transparency on workforce reporting

A new study says companies could do more in their annual reports to deliver transparency on environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, and calls for a framework on baseline workforce reporting.
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Government pay transparency pilot bid to close pay gaps

A new scheme announced by the Minister for Women, Baroness Stedman-Scott, on International Women's Day will see employers volunteer to publish salaries on all job adverts.

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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