BCC/Totaljobs: More than a third of businesses attempted to recruit in Q3 2020, but business conditions remained weak

Results from the British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, found that the number of firms attempting to recruit in the third quarter had increased on the previous one, albeit from historic lows. The survey, carried out in August and September ahead of the resurgence of Coronavirus cases and the imposition of new, national restrictions, found that: 37% […]

Taipei Times: British official concludes virtual Taiwan visit

By Kayleigh Madjar / Staff writer, with CNA British Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands yesterday wrapped up a two-day virtual visit to Taiwan, during which he presided over the two nations’ 23rd annual trade dialogue and the signing of cooperation agreements in education and semiconductor technology. What was originally meant to be […]

Focus Taiwan: Taiwan-U.K. dialogue addresses health, offshore wind energy

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) An annual trade dialogue between Taiwan and the United Kingdom on Thursday focused on improving bilateral trade and investment ties and granting easier access to each other’s markets for medical care, financial services and other industries, according to the British Office Taipei. Greg Hands, U.K. Minister of State for Trade Policy, […]

Premier League 2020-21 Match R6 is exclusive on ELEVEN SPORTS TW

This Week’s Must-Watch Premier League Match: Manchester United vs Chelsea kick off on Sunday 25th October, at 00:25. The clash between two “Big Six” teams: Manchester United face Chelsea at the Old Trafford. Manchester United are looking forward their first home win of the season and that will take the Red Devils above the Blues […]

Tao Geoghegan Hart enters cycling folklore with Giro d’Italia victory

Tao Geoghegan Hart has become the fifth Briton to win a Grand Tour with victory in the Giro d’Italia. The 25-year-old Londoner pulled on the pink jersey for the first time on the final podium in Milan after a dramatic closing weekend of the race, which saw two riders not considered contenders at the outset starting the […]

BBC – Firms urged to get ready for new EU relationship

Companies need to step up preparations so they are not “caught out” by new post-Brexit trade rules, the government has said. A public information campaign titled “Time is running out” will urge firms to focus on the 1 January deadline. However, it is not yet clear exactly what the trading relationship between the UK and […]

Taipei Times: HSBC arranges its first green trade loan in Taiwan

HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Ltd (匯豐台灣商銀) yesterday announced that a NT$29 million (US$1 million) green trade loan has been arranged for Taylor Hopkinson Ltd’s Taiwan branch. The banking facility is to assist Taylor Hopkinson with its financing needs as it finds quality renewable energy talent for offshore wind farm projects. Harnessing wind power has become a […]

UK News: Chancellor’s duty-free ban ‘will lead to the loss of 138,000 jobs and cost the economy £3.5bn’

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is ending VAT refunds for international visitors to shops  By TOM WITHEROW FOR THE DAILY MAIL The decision to end duty-free shopping on goods such as perfume, clothing and electronics will lead to 138,000 job losses and cost the economy £3.5billion, according to a report. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is ending VAT refunds for […]