Also in the news...
The UK has introduced a points-based immigration system.
Find out what you need to do to prepare for making declarations on the Customs Declaration Service.
If youíre setting up a new online business, having a user-friendly website and sound SEO strategy thatís tailored to your target market is important. And if youíre targeting British consumers, there are a few SEO boxes you can tick to ensure you rank well on UK-based searches and drive the right traffic back to your website.
Find out whether you're established in the UK for customs purposes.
What UK goods vehicle operators need to do to carry out international road haulage.
London Tech Week welcomes the largest ever Aussie delegation
Londonís most innovative tech festival starts today with 100 Aussies ready to see what makes the UK number one in Europe for investment in digital startups.
With a global reputation as one of the most technologically innovative cities in the world, London Tech Week (LTW) 2019 is set to welcome over 55,000 attendees from more than 90 countries.
This includes an impressive 100-strong Australian delegation of tech company founders and industry representatives joining missions being run by Global Victoria and Startup Catalyst.
The delegations will spend the week exploring Londonís thriving tech ecosystem and opportunities to build mutually beneficial partnerships at Londonís most innovative tech festival.
The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) is supporting the Australian delegation with a programme of events to facilitate meetings with UK companies and the wider UK tech community. This includes a panel event and discussion where delegates will hear from 3 Aussie founders who have grown their companies in the UK to build great international organisations.
The delegates will also attend DITís event, ĎThe Future Starts Here: The UK-Asia Pacific Opportunityí. Hosted by Natalie Black, Her Majestyís Trade Commissioner to Asia Pacific, in partnership with the UK-ASEAN Business Council, techUK, Tech Nation, Tech London Advocates and the Northern Powerhouse, this conference will bring together innovators from the UK and Asia Pacific to explore opportunities for cross-border collaboration in tech and innovation.
British Consul General and Deputy Trade Commissioner Asia Pacific (Australia and New Zealand), UK Department for International Trade, Michael Ward said:
It is fantastic to see such strong and growing interest in the UK as a springboard for Australian companies to scale internationally. The UK technology sector is growing 2.6 times faster than the wider UK economy and is worth nearly £184 billion with London being one of the most dense and connected tech ecosystems in the world.
The UK Department for International Trade is delighted to be supporting such a large delegation to Londonís Tech festival this year. London Tech Week is a great opportunity for the UK and Australian tech communities to come together to explore new business opportunities, learn about each otherís markets and share experiences and it helps to foster growth and innovation in both countries. I look forward to hearing about the successes and partnerships that are formed as a result.
About the UK Department for International Trade:
The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade.
We are an international economic department, responsible for:
- supporting and encouraging UK businesses to drive sustainable international growth item
- ensuring the UK remains a leading destination for international investment and maintains its number one position for international investment stock in Europe
- opening markets, building a trade framework with new and existing partners which is free and fair
- using trade and investment