40. Weekly Newsletter

UK Economy Over the last week the UK economy has experienced substantial changes following the Chancellor’s tax-cutting mini-budget. The pound sterling fell to $1.03:£1 on Monday (26th October) due to global markets losing confidence in the UK; however, the Bank of England stepped into the bond market on Thursday with a new programme purchasing £5bn of gilts per day for the next 13 days. As such the UK government bond markets ...

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Implementing: Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

Sustainability is a rapidly evolving topic shaped by the urgent need to find innovative solutions to global challenges, as well as increasing regulation requiring increased transparency on companies’ sustainability performance. During this seminar participants will get an introduction to the development of the regulatory landscape as well as practical guidance on how to implement and maintain an efficient due diligence process based on existing international standards and proposed Directive. The speakers ...

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Trends with: Oskar Ahnfelt

Oskar is Vice president of Public & Regulatory Affairs at Vattenfall. We have an ongoing energy crisis all over Europe, caused by the limited gas supplies from Russia to Europe. All countries are now trying to find ways to secure the energy supply for the coming winterWe have seen a clear direction for many years to find clean, secure and affordable energy. The answer to this trilemma is to reduce the ...

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39. Weekly Newsletter

Chancellor’s ‘Mini’ Budget On Friday, 23rd September the new chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng MP, unveiled his substantial plan to get growth back to its historic average of 2.5% per year in a bid to lift living standards and generate more money for public services. The Budget works to reduce the tax burden on both the public and companies- representing the largest level of tax cuts since 1972. Some key features from the ...

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Industry Focus with Volvo Group, Mr. Martin Lundstedt, CEO

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is delighted to welcome you to this industry focused event on 18 October featuring Martin Lundstedt, Chief Executive Officer at Volvo Group. Hosted by Mannheimer Swartling.  Volvo Group aim to lead the transition to a decarbonized transport system, they are in constant motion and we are often reached by impressive news of new electric and fossil free vehicles. We are intrigued by Volvo Group’s journey and in particular ...

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UK Government Briefing

Today marks the first two weeks of the Rt Hon Prime Minister Elizabeth Truss premiership. A new Cabinet is now in place, consisting of both familiar and new faces. The new Government now has 2 years of work ahead, until the next general election in 2024. Since taking office, the Prime Minister has announced three key priorities for her Government. One of them being economic reform, focusing on tax cuts and ...

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Trends with: Charlotte Ljung

Charlotte is an entrepreneur, with one foot in the family business, DUX and one foot in new ventures such as the tech start-up Endbright. Charlotte is active as an advisor and board member in several companies and organisations, not least as Vice Chair of the BSCC Executive Board.  Curated, well-thought through experiences. We pick and chose how we spend our time, our money and where we rest our minds with much care and effort. ...

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38. Weekly Newsletter

The Queen’s Funeral On Monday, 19th September 2022, The Queen’s state funeral took place at Westminster Abbey in the presence of over 500 heads of state and dignitaries among the 2,000 guests. Her Majesty’s “lifelong sense of duty” was remembered as King Charles III led the televised procession behind his mother’s coffin from Westminster Hall. Afterwards, the coffin travelled to Windsor Castle for a committal ceremony with around 800 guests at ...

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Summer Drinks Reception

On Thursday 8 September the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce welcomed guests to a Late Summer Drinks Reception hosted by Setterwalls. It was great to be able to gather members, colleagues and friends to reconnect after the summer. We would like to extend many thanks to all lovely guests for joining us. We would also like to extend many thanks to Setterwalls, and Edrington for generously sponsoring the reception.

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Spotlight: the New British Government

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is delighted to welcome you to this digital seminar with Nicola Watkinson, TheCityUK. Nicola leads TheCityUK’s International Trade and Investment team, which provides  insight and deep expertise into the markets and trade relationships underpinning the UK’s success as a leading global financial centre. During the seminar Nicola will share an update on the trade priorities of the new British Government, focusing on the financial and professional services perspective. Date: 20 October 2022 Time: 08.30-09.15 CEST Venue: ...

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