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London Heathrow Airport reveals expansion 'masterplan'

Courtesy of CNN Travel: London's Heathrow Airport has released a new "masterplan" for its much-anticipated expansion, which will see a third runway open by 2026, making it one of the busiest airports in the world. The expansion, which has been a major point of contention in the UK for many years, got the green light from the British parliament in June 2018. Read the full CNN article.

UK Government Launches New UK Inward Investment Tools

The UK Government has made available a number of tools and services you can use to help your set-up or business expansion in the UK. The UK Investment Support Directory is a collection of companies that have skills and experience in helping overseas businesses establish or expand in the UK. The service allows you to search the directory to find the right specialist to meet your needs. For example, find businesses with experience in different UK regions, UK tax and employment law, visas and immigration, or fluency in other languages. Check out the UK Investment Support Directory.

UK-USA special relationship helps drive British exports to record heights

New figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that between April 2018-19, growing demand for UK goods and services drove exports to record heights of £645.8 billion. Goods exports alone to the US were worth £57.6 billion, over £20 billion more than Germany, the second largest single UK export market for goods. The US also accounted for over a third of the total increase in value of British goods exports (38.4%) Read more about the recently released figures.

BABC Member Orion Industries Launches New Brand

Orion Industries Launches New Brand Change Emphasizes Current and Future Growth in its Mission and Business AUBURN, WA (June 20, 2019) - Today, Orion Industries, a leading national model for Social Enterprise announced a new look and brand to better represent current and future growth in its mission and business. The term “Social Enterprise” refers to a business that is run to support a social mission. The mission of Orion is to change the lives of people with barriers to employment by building esteem and creating opportunities through training, education and successful business platforms. Orion’s customers include large Fortune 500 clients like Boeing and Microsoft. A key driver behind the

UK Consul Reflections: State Visit, Economic Summit, Online Harms Whitepaper & Seattle Pride Parade

At every level of society, culture and state, the United Kingdom and the United States do more together in pursuit of shared security and prosperity than any other two nations in the world. The State Visit to the UK by President Trump and the First Lady this month celebrated that great transatlantic friendship, and our shared values of democracy, rule of law and justice. The State Visit coincided with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, commemorating the courage and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for our liberty, and reaffirming the enduring importance of the Western Alliance. Looking ahead, Prime Minister May and President Trump took the opportunity to reaffirm their Gover

The United Kingdom Extends eGate Use to US Citizens

From June, citizens from seven more countries, including the USA, are now able to use eGates at UK airports and Brussels and Paris Eurostar terminals for faster travel through the UK Border. Find out more info about the extension of this service. BABC's sister chapter, BritishAmerican Business (BAB) has put together, and kindly made available to the BABC community, a handy, quick-read guide for persons in the US who aren't sure if they're eligible to use this speedy new service to save you time at the UK Border. BAB's guide to the eGate service includes information on what eGates are, where you can use them and if you're eligible to use them. Check out the guide here.

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