When thinking of start-ups, the image of tanned Ivy League dropouts developing complicated pieces of software from their unconventional Californian workspaces often springs to mind. But the reality of launching a business – big or small – from scratch can be very different, as is often the case with those starting up manufacturing in the UK. Rita Lobo examines the challenges of taking the first steps in manufacturing.
With Donald Trump now sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America, questions remain as to how the new administration will implement its manufacturing and trade policies and what impact these will have.
Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay £671m as a result of bribery and corruption claims in Brazil, the US and UK. The figure is thought to be the largest ever levy imposed and the largest enforcement action relating to any criminal allegation in the UK.
More than a third (39.4%) of US businesses with a base in the UK said they are considering moving it to elsewhere in the EU because of Brexit, according to a new report by international law firm, Gowling WLG.