Import tariffs are changing from January 2021 – prepare for the UK Global Tariff

Despite the recent summer months of experiencing a more relaxed pattern of acceptable risk to our lives, here we are in October and the airtime being given to Covid is increasing daily as talk of a ‘second wave’ looms large this winter. So from a commercial perspective, it’s never been more important for us to follow government guidelines and do all we can to divert another lockdown. On another commercial matter, we’re now also becoming increasingly exposed to the effects of Brexit. Yes, that’s right. Remember that other political hurdle that lay heavy on our hearts and minds for so long? Well despite formally leaving the EU on the 31st January 2020 and Brexit largely playing second fiddle in the … Read More >

The Transition to a Truly Sustainable Business

Businesses are constantly coming under increasing pressure that continues to challenge their very existence, so it’s easy to appreciate that issues which arise during the course of any given working day will invariably outweigh the opportunities of tomorrow. Pressures that come from regulation, local government controls, competition, consumers, lobbying groups and even a firm’s own employees, make running a business today a highly complex activity. These pressures combine to apply further pressure on the goods and services offered and the prices charged. But businesses that have the capacity to place themselves at the centre of their environmental and societal obligations, can use this aspect to manage the impact of their activities and ultimately drive cost benefits to the bottom line … Read More >