Author: Mark

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    In October 2017, the tiny nation of Singapore topped the list of the most powerful passports in the world. This is the first time an Asian nation has headed the rankings, and, according to Phillipe May from Arton Capital who compile the list, it is “testament of Singapore’s inclusive diplomatic relations and effective foreign policy” The passport index is an online tool that ranks the …

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    Dual or multi citizenship has been in much debate over recent years and never more so since the day the UK electorate opted to leave the European Union that fateful day in June last year. Dual or multi citizenship means that a person is a citizen of two or more countries at the same time, having legal rights and obligations in connection with both or …

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    Despite the political turmoil of the last 12 months, the UK is still an attractive place to do business and many commentators point out that Brexit will offer even greater advantages for doing business in the UK. One thing is certain though, since the 2008 banking crisis, whatever their political perspectives, successive UK Governments have worked hard to market ‘UK PLC’ and to keep its …

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    Six weeks ago, when this title for a British Chamber of Commerce event was conceived, it was perhaps a subtle reference to the navigation and negotiation that lay ahead for the almost certainly, newly returned Conservative Government, as they led the UK’s exit from Europe. Never did anyone consider that it would turn out to be such a fortuitous description of the aftermath of the …

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  • Tackling Immigration - Article

    Announcing a ‘snap’ election has resulted in party members having a lot less time to draw up their official manifestos. Instead of having months to draw up their pledges and promises, the parties have had just a few weeks and formal announcements are expected throughout this week and next. Whilst it is inevitable that we can expect to see the immigration related complexities of Brexit …

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    I’ve read many articles and comments in recent weeks from individuals, who lead very successful businesses, which utilise online platforms to run those successful enterprises. These platforms, for instance, LinkedIn, which was launched in 2002 by Reid Hoffman, had a broad based strategy from the start. It now boasts millions of members, who include people from more than 200 countries and executives from every Fortune …

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    After a tumultuous year, will November see Immigration again take centre stage in discussions on world events? With frequent terrorist atrocities, record numbers of migrants arriving on Europe’s shores and the EU free movement of persons start to see its first cracks after Brexit, 2016 is heading into the records books as a defining year on Immigration for the global economy. After returning from Mexico …

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    This weekend saw the match-up between the Single Market and the Free Movement of Persons, which undoubtedly are the key themes with respect to the negotiations concerning the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (“Brexit”). A Whitehall turf war has reportedly broken out over the United Kingdom’s blueprint for Brexit, with UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet split over what a withdrawal from the …

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