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Getting British exports back on track

Autumn Statement

3 December 2014

Fiona Tait, director of Deloitte UK’s international markets group, says:  “These announcements will help to boost and re-energise the Government’s focus on helping British businesses to export and meet its ambitious target to increase exports to £1trn by 2020.

“The UK’s share of global exports has continued to decline. The combination of measures announced today, including an increase in assistance for first time exporters and greater ease of access for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to UK Export Finance’s improved product range should help up to 10,000 businesses take their first steps into new markets and emulate the success of well known British corporates who have already blazed their way around the world.

“High growth emerging markets are seen as strategically important by most SMEs. However very few of these businesses view that they are well prepared to compete in these highly competitive markets. Today’s announcement of advice and financial support for first time exporters should help them address their concerns and push on with their plans for international expansion.”

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