24. Weekly Newsletter

English Lockdown Extended On Monday, 14th June, PM Johnson confirmed that the anticipated 21st June ‘almost’ full re-opening of England would be delayed by up to 4 weeks in order to manage the rapid rise in the COVID Indian variant. A major reason for this delay was due to the fresh Government target of offering all UK adults a vaccine by the 19th of July and fully vaccinating two-thirds of the ...

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Centigo advises on UK Import Declarations

Centigo, a BSCC member, has offered a warning to businesses not to delay in import declarations as some companies may now need to take immediate action in order to maintain customs compliance. From the 25th of June: businesses that selected to defer UK import declarations will need to adapt to tightened border controls. For firms looking for consultation on efficient supply chains, customs and border processes then Centigo is able ...

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BSCC Member Survey 2021

We kindly ask you to participate in our Annual Member Survey, it only takes about 45 seconds to complete, and greatly helps us improve our membership offering. The British Swedish Chamber of Commerce has around 150 members with a total turnover equal to almost half of Sweden's GDP. The chamber aims to promote trade between Sweden and the UK by offering a platform for knowledge sharing, company promotion and networking. This membersurvey is ...

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Northern Trust appointed by major UK Pension Fund

Northern Trust, a BSCC Patron member, has been appointed to provide a range of asset servicing solutions to the UK’s Coal Pension Trustees Services (CPT) which controls around £18.4bn. This places the pension fund amongst Britain’s 10 largest- although, comparatively, Northern Trust hold under custody/administration approximately £10.4tn and a further £990bn AUM. The company, founded in 1889 in Chicago, is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management ...

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We are looking for a new Communications Manager

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new Communications Manager, with an interest in international business, entrepreneurship and British-Swedish relations, to join the Secretariat in Stockholm, after the Summer. We bring British and Swedish companies together by providing excellent opportunities to network in inspiring environments, creating possibilities for each member to learn, develop, contribute and build new platforms. Scroll down for more information about the position. About the position We ...

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TePe release annual Sustainability Report

TePe, a BSCC Patron member, has recently published their Sustainability Report 2020 to make progress towards a healthier future for Sweden and the rest of the planet. Last year, the company began spreading awareness of oral health and its connection to general health through 250 webinars (reaching 13,000 participants); furthermore, TePe has set the ambitious target of carbon neutral products and packaging in 2022. The Director of Marketing and Innovation ...

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23. Weekly Newsletter

Minimum Global Tax of 15% The G-7 countries, which includes the UK, has agreed to back a minimum global tax of 15% for corporations. It has been indicated that this landmark move has been approved in order to raise funds for pandemic-hit governments from, in particular, tech giants who have mainly financially benefited from global lockdowns. Meanwhile, the UK’s corporation tax rate has already sat at 19% for a relatively prolonged ...

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How Covid-19 has impacted the European payment landscape

Countries across Europe are planning for life after the pandemic – but how can businesses best optimise their credit management with the challenges ahead? Intrum’s annual European Payment Report 2021 paints a mixed picture of the economy after Covid. The crisis has had a major impact on business, but many are looking to the future with fresh energy and optimism. The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Intrum, invites you ...

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Handelsbanken release their Property Report: Insights and Prospects

Handelsbanken, a BSCC Patron member, has released its report into the current Swedish property market which revealed that the last year experienced substantial nationwide changes. For home owners there was good news: the average detached house increased by approximately SEK 1 million compared to the previous year. However, those aspiring for larger homes, or planning to join the property market, face hurdles in metropolitan regions with 7 in 10 new ...

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22. Weekly Newsletter

UK Consumer Trends Britain’s second-largest supermarket, Sainsbury’s, has released it’s data on UK consumer spending insights. The data showed that optimism around the UK economy has risen sharply to a peak of 49% of the public believing that the general economic situation will “get better” in the next six months. As expected, this coincides with the perception of the economic situation getting “worse” being stated by just 29% of shoppers- by ...

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