Tag Archives: Brexit

Gloomy economic news dampens hopes for retail and manufacturing’s return, says ParcelHero

Today’s ONS economic indicators paint a gloomy picture for British businesses selling in the UK and overseas. Over 15% of businesses say demand for their exports has crumbled, while the number of UK retailers currently trading has fallen significantly in the lead-up to the ‘Glorious Twelfth’. The Government’s latest Office …

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Low-code software development key to Post-Brexit, Post-COVID world

Mendix has published the results of a new survey that shows British businesses are deploying low-code and complementary technologies to help them cope with the double challenge of Brexit and COVID-19. The survey findings are condensed in the ‘Navigating the UK landscape: It’s time for a low-code approach’ report, now …

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Agilitas opens European logistics hub to ensure continuity of service post Brexit

Agilitas IT Solutions has recently opened its new European logistics hub in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The company claims it opened the facility in an attempt to bridge any divide in service that might occur following the recent Brexit deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union. The new hub …

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78% of UK ecommerce platforms are not fully prepared for Brexit

According to a new report from Greenlight Commerce, UK businesses are struggling to prepare their ecommerce platforms for Britain’s departure from the European Union. The study, which questioned 200 UK-based ecommerce decision-makers from Business-to-Business (B2B) and Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) brands, found that 78% of decision makers don’t believe their organisation’s ecommerce …

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Deal or no-deal Brexit: ParcelHero on what’s likely to happen to EU shipments after 1st November

There has been a great deal of publicity in recent days about how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, but delivery expert ParcelHero says the procedures for shipping items to the EU from 1st November onwards will be very different if a deal is agreed. “The Government’s £100m advertising campaign has …

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UK tech sector being held back by slow economy, says KPMG

The UK tech sector marked seven years of continuous business activity expansion in Q2 2019, but, according to KPMG’s latest UK Tech Monitor Index, there are now signs that “subdued domestic economic conditions” have started to hold back growth. The Index, which measures the strength of business activity across the …

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Soaring logistics company failures “an early warning of a possible recession” says ParcelHero

ParcelHero has warned that the failure of a significant number of major logistics and delivery companies over the past year is an early warning of a possible Brexit-fuelled recession. Calling the logistics industry a “bellwether for the economy”, ParcelHero says that the abnormally high number of leading supply chain companies …

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UK firms should be “careful what they wish for” when it comes to a Brexit resolution, warns ParcelHero

Despite UK businesses crying out for a resolution to the Brexit limbo, ParcelHero has warned that they should be careful what they wish for, as its recent study reveals most companies go bust immediately after, rather than during, a downturn. Whether it’s a hard, soft or no-deal Brexit, most businesses …

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Brexit-related uncertainty affects European PC sales in Q1

Volume sales of PCs through Western European distributors were down 2.4% in Q1 2019 compared to last year, reveals the latest report from Context. The report shows that consumer demand remained weak throughout the first quarter. Another factor was the continuing tight supply of Intel chips. Consumer PC sales declined …

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