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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. Read less

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Weak sterling spurs UK inflation rate rise

UK inflation rate rises to its highest level in nearly three years, with further increases predicted by experts. What are the root economic causes of this rise?
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PwC predicts UK growth to be best in G7 until 2050

The latest PwC report predicts the world economy could more than double by 2050, with emerging markets growing twice as fast as advanced G7 economies. How will this happen, and what are the dangers?
Trump-May trade deal worries UK agriculture

Talk of Trump-May trade deal worries UK agriculture

Business leaders in London appeared unsure how talks will proceed over a proposed, post-Brexit trade deal with the US, after Prime Minister Theresa May met President Donald Trump in Washington.

UK Inward Investment

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North Sea oil industry 'getting its head above water'

The UK's oil and gas industry is slowly recovering from a year of "torment" when it posted negative tax receipts for the first time in history, according the sector's trade body.
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London to defy Brexit effect & remain top 'City of Influence'

Colliers International launches new Cities of Influence report which says London will remain in the top spot.
Promoting investment in Kent: Locate in Kent strengthens its team

Promoting investment in Kent: Locate in Kent strengthens its team

Locate in Kent, whose aim is to promote Kent as an attractive place for new businesses, has announced six key appointments following the signing of a three year contract with Kent and Medway Councils.

Infrastructure

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Business told to 'sharpen up' as cybersecurity HQ opens

A new UK cybersecurity "nerve centre", set up to combat digital intrusion by hostile state actors, loss of personal data, and other crime, has already mobilised to respond to 188 attacks in three months.
Flat pay and bonuses give way to compliance awards: Mercer

Flat pay and bonuses give way to compliance awards: Mercer

Analysis from HR consultants Mercer finds a growing number of global financial service firms implementing non-financial performance measures as a way of aligning performance with sound risk-taking.
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Government launches plan to retain older people in workforce

The government has published guidelines for employers and individuals aimed at boosting the number of people working later in life.

Political Climate

Third of manufacturers eyeing post-Brexit relocation

Uncertainties over access to European markets after Brexit are forcing UK manufacturers to consider moving some of their business activities overseas.
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CIPD joins High Pay Centre to advocate ethical executive pay

The professional body for HR and people development and the think-tank respond to the government’s green paper on corporate governance with a call for a “major rethink.”
Image illustrating article about the launch of UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Business told to 'sharpen up' as cybersecurity HQ opens

A new UK cybersecurity "nerve centre", set up to combat digital intrusion by hostile state actors, loss of personal data, and other crime, has already mobilised to respond to 188 attacks in three months.

Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy: Re:locate Special Focus

In the Spring 2015 issue of Re:locate magazine we have a special focus on oil and gas. Here you can access more news and features about all aspects of the energy sector that is so essential to the global mobility industry.

David Sapsted Reports

UK service sector optimism up despite rising costs

UK service sector optimism up despite rising costs

Optimism amongst consumer services firms rose for the first time since May 2016 according to the CBI’s quarterly Service Sector Survey. The rise was mainly due to an increase in consumer services activity.

London house prices 'set to stall in 2017'

The increase in house prices in London has slowed to its weakest pace in almost four years, according to the latest survey of values in 20 cities across the UK by property analysts Hometrack.
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 Re:locate.
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Analysis

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Powerhouse economies to profit as oil prices plummet

The price of oil has fallen by more than 20 per cent since June. It sounds like good news for anyone who wants to be mobile, implying as it does cheaper petrol or air fares.
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China’s economy takes the lead – but the US profits

China has overtaken the United States to become the world’s biggest economy, according to the International Monetary Fund.
Ray Furlong is Multimedia Editor at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He spent 17 years at the BBC as a World Service presenter and foreign correspondent. For Re:locate he writes exclusive analysis of international affairs.
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