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One of the core benefits of Expense Reduction Analysts is our global network of experts, many of whom have developed practical knowledge, experience and insight from extensive careers in relevant industries.

To provide further value, we’ve incorporated this real-world knowledge and insight into a range of downloadable white papers, which are available for free and can help you learn more and gain a competitive advantage on a variety of topics.

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Explore our latest industry insights and discover practical knowledge and actions you can take to help improve your business. If you’d like to learn more about any of our downloadable white papers or how we can help your business, contact us today.

The Future of Finance: Three Trends Shaping the Financial Services Sector

We won’t be the first to tell you that these are unprecedented times.

For more than two years, the pandemic has changed how we live and work, challenging financial institutions to keep pace with and adapt to a brave new world.

These recent events have led to unprecedented challenges for the financial services industry, creating new disruptions and dramatically accelerating others already underway. Depending on your perspective, the future of the industry will either be perilous or promising.

We choose to focus on the latter.

So, which future trends should you look out for as we move through the second quarter of 2022 and beyond?

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The Survival Guide for Trade and Wholesale

How to maintain a competitive edge over your competition

The past three years have provided international supply chains with enough disruption to last a lifetime.

We don’t see that disruption going anywhere overnight.

In 2019, 3,700 British manufacturing, wholesale and retail businesses reported supply chain disruption. That figure tripled in 2021.

To deal with – and take advantage of – the existing supply chain disruption, exacerbated by Covid-19, many suppliers and manufacturers are bypassing wholesalers and going directly to their customers.

Companies within the sector need to stand out and adapt to avoid elimination in such a competitive arena.

Download our four-point survival guide to help trade and wholesale businesses thrive.

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Future-proofing Agrifood for the Challenges of 2022

The year ahead is set to be a turbulent one.

Geopolitical infractions, climate change, and the pandemic have all helped shape the first quarter, and decisions – no matter their size – made on one side of the world have had a noticeable impact on the other.

Few sectors feel that impact more strongly than agriculture and food manufacturing.

With every challenging trend comes an opportunity to sidestep the difficulties and future-proof your business.

By doing so, you can contribute towards a sustainable, socially responsible future. One where the consumer has peace of mind that, from crop to table, their food has had a positive impact on the planet.

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Hope for Hospitality – Three Ways it can Thrive in 2022

The far-reaching effect of the pandemic had a devastating impact on the economic growth of the hospitality and leisure sectors.

Like many other sectors at the start of the pandemic, decision-makers in hospitality and leisure prioritised survival.

They steered their attention away from strategic planning and innovation towards resilience and recovery.

Today, with restaurants and hotels seeing greater footfall once more, stadiums welcoming fans back, and staff providing a warm welcome to their patrons, that mindset can return to long-term planning for the years to come.

With that in mind, we’re serving up three ways that the hospitality and leisure sectors can thrive in 2022.

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Five Cost Areas in Your Manufacturing Organisation that Need Your Attention in 2022

Manufacturing organisations are facing a huge range of pressures as we enter 2022. Some of these are a result of COVID, whereas others come from emerging opportunities in technology.

In an increasingly cost-driven world, the amount you’re spending in these cost areas can make the difference between having a tough 2022 or making it your most successful year yet.

Significant improvements can be made to your bottom line by reducing Supply Chain costs by only 10%. Download our full whitepaper which provides tangible actions you can take to reduce costs throughout your supply chain whilst also protecting your business from external challenges.

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Market Intelligence Issue 21.4

With problems with Global Supply Chains, Inflation and Labour Shortages, ERA market experts reveal actions you can take now to mitigate risk in 2022.

Our Market Intel publication is back with a brand new collection of articles to help you understand and overcome the most pressing issues challenging today’s business leaders.

This edition is not to be missed, as we focus on ways to reduce costs and save money while maximising your time, with detailed insights and recommendations from our global network of specialists explaining how you can safeguard your future success.

Download the full publication today.

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Understanding the Plastic Packaging Tax Legislation

It is estimated that about 20,000 producers and importers of plastic packaging are to be impacted by the Plastic Tax from April 2022.

As of April 2022, UK manufacturers of plastic packaging, any businesses that buy plastic packaging, those that im-port plastic packaging, and consumers who purchase goods in plastic packaging will be taxed if the plastic packaging contains less than 30% recycled plastic. Filled and unfilled packaging will both be taxed.

Explore more information which explains the key features of the new legislation and what it means for your business.

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New EU Customs Rules & Rules of Origin

2021 has certainly been a challenging year for most businesses – Covid 19, supply chain issues, labour shortages and of course, Brexit. Unfortunately for any business trading with the EU it’s about to get more complicated, with more customs controls and procedures being introduced from 1st January 2022.

Rules of Origin – Under the terms of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) agreement goods moving between the UK and EU could do so tariff-free provided they are classed as being of ‘UK’ or ‘EU’ origin. Origin being defined as where the goods have been produced or manufactured, not where they have been shipped from or to.

With further customs procedures coming into effect shortly, businesses need to ensure they are prepared and ready for the changes – both in terms of compliance and the disruption the changes are likely to cause.

If you need help understanding the new legislation, and the implications for your business, explore our full guide.

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Rebooting Retail: Digital Transformation for a Smart & Sustainable Future

Undeniably, the retail sector has been one of the industry’s most severely affected by the recent health and economic crisis. As health and safety concerns became a key factor in the decision-making process, consumer behaviour and habits have changed at record pace and technological adoption – originally predicted to evolve over years – took place just in few months.

Download our full whitepaper today which explores the future of the retail industry, offering recommendations for key elements like digitization, automation and the evolving role of Bricks and Mortar companies. You will also find lots of detail about the “Phygital” world, with additional recommendations for improving your combined physical and digital customer journey.

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What is your strategy to transition to an Electric Fleet?

The widely publicised government strategy that all new cars must have zero tailpipe emissions by 2030 means that organisations need to start acting sooner rather than later to improve air quality. The above timeline illustrates the milestones needing to be achieved in converting to an electric fleet if the 2030 deadline is to be met.

To assist in the transition and implementation of an electric vehicle fleet we have developed a comprehensive ‘road map’ so you may fully understand any impacts and support you through this evolution. Utilising market leading technology we will assess each individual drivers circumstances and provide a bespoke ‘EV Ready’ report based on their frequent journeys & access to charging.

Explore our zero emission road map in more detail and discover how you can transition your company cars into the Electric Fleet.

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