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.

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Latest Enterprise News

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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.

Global

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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.
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Call to G7 to reopen global travel

The G7 heads are facing calls to restart air travel across the world to spur a global economic recovery.
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Climate needs 'firm plans not just fine words'

The US and UK have ambitious targets to tackle carbon emissions - the questions many experts have is who will pay and how the plans will be implemented.

UK Inward Investment

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Call to ease visa rules to tackle skills shortage

One of the UK's largest business organisations is calling for a more flexible and affordable immigration system after a survey found companies are facing mounting problems hiring the skills they need.
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India leads rise in searches for UK jobs

Interest among overseas workers in jobs in Britain have almost recovered to pre-pandemic levels, according to new research by Indeed, the world's largest jobs site.
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Australia and UK to ease business travel

A pledge that a new trade deal agreed between Australia and UK will encourage people to travel and work in each other's country has been made by the two governments.

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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'Levelling up' plans start to take shape

The UK government has used this week's Budget announcement to publish its plans to 'level up' regional towns and cities with more affluent areas such as London and SE England.
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Spending review: business backs infrastructure plan

Business leaders have broadly welcomed the year-long Spending Review announced by the UK government on Wednesday, particularly a renewed emphasis - and more spending - on infrastructure projects.

Political Climate

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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.
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Recovery roadmap leads to vacancies surge

Vacancies across the UK recorded a 10%, week-on-week rise at the end of February ahead of the easing of government lockdown restrictions, according to a new survey.

David Sapsted Reports

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