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By Dan Wilson March 13, 2018 - 11:25 pm

Single-use plastic tax could increase costs of packaging in the UK

In his Spring Statement, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond expressed his willingness to find out whether a single-use plastic tax on goods will reduce plastic waste with an eye on environmental concerns. As is well-established, things like straws and coffee cups don't

FSB launches new FinTech funding platform for SMEs

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new fintech platform to provide small businesses and self-employed people with greater access to funding to help them grow and develop their enterprise.. The FSB Funding Platform is fully regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority

How is sterling doing against the dollar and euro? OFX answers.

One aspects of international trading on online marketplaces that requires your attention is how international currencies are performing. The level of level of sterling against major currencies such as the euro and US dollar can have a significant impact on your profits and also influence

European Union offers 21 month transition deal for free trade after Brexit

The European Union has offered the UK an ultimate date of divorce on December 31st 2020. The idea is that it gives extra time to hammer out all the various and complex concerns surrounding Brexit once the two year Article 50 period of two years

German ecommerce grew by 10% in 2017

German ecommerce grew significantly last year. Online retail industry in Germany increased by 10.9% and was valued at 58.46 billion euros at the end of 2017. Notably, now very eighth of a euro spent in the German retail is online. This is according to German

4 simple measures to meet your GDPR obligations

In May, a new regulatory system governing spam and other data abuses will come into force with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will, for the first time, seek to harmonise rules across all 28, member states. It means anyone who uses business productivity

A serious UK cyber-attack is case of “when, not if.”

A major cyber-attack in the UK, that could impact banks and government systems, and perhaps also commercial websites is inevitable according to the head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre. He said it's a case of “when, not if.” In an interview with the Guardian,

1st Online Seller Network meetup of 2018 – March 8th

The first Online Seller Network meetup for 2018 will be held in London on the 8th of March and bookings are now open. Places are limited so mark the date in your diary and register today. Charlotte Davies from eBay's Marketing Lab, who led the Mashable

Bonanza marketplace set social promotion plans for 2018

The Bonanza marketplace has revealed their marketing initiatives for early 2018 which revolve around social media promotions. They say that lessons learned from their 2017 activities have helped to identify some strategies and channels that effectively reach new audiences. Pinterest Of the four new marketing channels Bonanza

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