Insights

The pandemic is impacting every sector in different ways. Our insight series unpicks the details using the latest data and expert commentary.
Life sciences sector

The post coronavirus commercial landscape provides fresh, new opportunities for UK leaders in digital health to explore rapid growth in China, Japan and Korea.

Transport and logistic sector

In addition to coping with the ongoing impacts of coronavirus, the transport and logistics sector must also prepare for the UK’s emergence from the transition agreement with the European Union on 1 January 2021.

Automotive sector

The Chancellor's summer statement was met with disappointment by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, who pointed out the German Government had proposed a  €5bn package of incentives, and the French Government has unveiled an €8bn plan.

Aerospace sector

While flight numbers are increasing as lockdowns are eased and the summer holiday season begins, major manufacturers such as Airbus and Boeing still estimate it will take as long as four or five years for the industry to recover to pre-coronavirus levels.

Retail and wholesale sector

Retailers will continue to play a key role in battling the coronavirus pandemic. Government guidelines are in place for how they can operate safely including rules requiring shoppers to wear face masks. Clearly, it’s vital that we now see a recovery in consumer confidence, but safety remains a priority.

Food & drink sector

Sales of alcoholic beverages have inevitably been impacted by the closure of pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues, as well as travel restrictions. Speed of recovery will depend on how quickly such venues are able to reopen in the coming months.

All insight articles

Our latest analysis in association with the Food and Drink Federation, covers the food and drink industry and the potential key to recover and grow through overseas export opportunities.

Article - 4th Aug 2020

To discuss how we can help your business during the coronavirus pandemic, please contact  ccbsectorinsights@santander.co.uk In addition to coping with the ongoing impacts of coronavirus, the transport and logistics sector must also prepare for the UK’s emergence from the transition agreement...

To discuss how Santander can help your business, please contact Sukh Nat, Head of Wholesale & Retail on sukhjeeven.nat@santander.co.uk

29th Jul 2020 8 min read International The UK’s ability to recover quickly from the coronavirus-related downturn is likely to depend to a significant degree on British businesses’ ability to find new markets, both domestically and on the international stage. Beyond the immediate impact of co...

The Chancellor’s summer statement on 8 July was met with disappointment by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which said: ‘The UK now stands alone as the only country of Europe’s five biggest economies not to provide dedicated support for its automotive industry, a situati...

While flight numbers are increasing as lockdowns are eased and the summer holiday season begins, major manufacturers such as Airbus and Boeing still estimate it will take as long as four or five years for the industry to recover to pre-coronavirus levels. Rolls-Royce says it’s likely to make sign...

This is the latest update from Santander’s advanced manufacturing & rail team on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our clients and the sector as a whole. The UK’s rail industry is world-class. Having pioneered the development of the railways two centuries ago, the UK continues to lead t...

Article - 21st Jul 2020

To discuss how we can help your business during the coronavirus pandemic, please contact  ccbsectorinsights@santander.co.uk As the UK recovers slowly from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Government continues to offer logistics operators support. Its latest announcement is that the ...

Article - 21st Jul 2020

To discuss how Santander can help your business, please contact Sukh Nat, Head of Wholesale & Retail on sukhjeeven.nat@santander.co.uk

With uncertainty in the automotive industry remaining high, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has published its annual trade report, Risks and Opportunities: UK Automotive Trade In A Post-Covid World . The report shows that the sector is agile, flexible and fundamentally competi...

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