Cut in export aid could damage trade, government warned

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The government has been warned not to make any more cuts to the aid and support offered to UK exporters, and told that further reductions in help could harm the country's flourishing overseas trade.

In a speech to the All-Party Parliamentary Export Group at the House of Commons, Will Clark, Regional Director for credit insurer Atradius in the UK and Ireland, NAFTA and Australasia, said changes to the government's Trade Fair Support scheme were bad for business, whereas plans to regionalise export support would result in more bureaucracy.

Speaking about the government's curtailing of the 'Trade Fair Support' and mission schemes, Clark told the All-Party Group: 'Each year, more than 9,000 companies are taken abroad to some 450 trade shows and trade missions, and there is no doubt that small fi...

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