15.11 - News Briefing

1tn a year export target by 2030 in the UK.. Sound familiar? Initially pledged by David Cameron in 2012, Britain's post Brexit export strategy will be launched during international trade and investment week. This salles target is part of Boris Johnsons plan as he comes under pressure to show the benefits of leaving the EU.

 

 

The financial times reported that UK business executives are increasingly confident about economic and business growth although they do have concerns over staff recruitment, Brexit and the pandemic.

 

 

There will not be Turkey shortage this Christmas after the temporary visas were made available for overseas workers. However, there will be less variety on offer.

 

 

Portugal are the first country to banned employers contacting their employees after hours in a move to regulate homeworking. The employee friendly rules, give homeworkers the right to stay at home if they have children under 8 in their care, employers will need to meet the additional costs of home working and employers are not permitted to discriminate between remote and other workers.

 

 

Soaring commodity prices has driven record level of dividends as companies reward shareholders. Dividends are 22% higher thank a year ago and 2% lower than pre pandemic levels.