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UK manufacturing industry calls for furlough scheme to be extended

Manufacturers have urged the UK Government to extend its Covid-19 furlough scheme, warning that the country risks being left in the “slow lane” behind major competitors in recovering from the pandemic. Industry association … Continue reading “UK manufacturing industry calls for furlough scheme to be extended”


The development of steel prices in the European market

Through the millenniums steel has developed to one of the most important raw materials. Hence it is an utterly indispensable element for today’s fabrication of diverse products in heavy industry and in all … Continue reading “The development of steel prices in the European market”


Union welcomes Nissan commitment to Sunderland plant

Unite, Britain’s largest trade union, has welcomed Nissan’s decision to build two new cars at its Sunderland plant. The car maker announced on Thursday that it will produce the next Qashqai and will … Continue reading “Union welcomes Nissan commitment to Sunderland plant”


UK manufacturers see export boost from weaker pound

UK manufacturers saw a rise in output and orders over the last quarter, with a significant increase in exports due to the weaker pound, according to a new report from the CBI. The … Continue reading “UK manufacturers see export boost from weaker pound”


UK manufacturers report ‘solid rebound’ in August

Activity in the UK?s manufacturing sector rebounded in August, according to the latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers? index (PMI), released on Thursday. The seasonally adjusted UK Manufacturing PMI stood at 53.3, recovering from the … Continue reading “UK manufacturers report ‘solid rebound’ in August”


Report shows recovery in UK manufacturing before Brexit vote

UK manufacturers reported an increase in activity in the run-up to the EU referendum, according to the latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers? index (PMI). The closely watched PMI was at a five-month high in … Continue reading “Report shows recovery in UK manufacturing before Brexit vote”


General Dynamics brings AJAX vehicle assembly, integration and testing to south Wales

General Dynamics Land Systems-UK, a provider of defence systems, on Monday declared the opening of its new Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT) facility at Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales, … Continue reading “General Dynamics brings AJAX vehicle assembly, integration and testing to south Wales”


Pharmaceuticals firms fined £45m by UK competition watchdog

The UK’s primary competition and consumer authority, the CMA, revealed on Friday that it has imposed fines totalling GBP45m on several pharmaceutical companies, which relate to anti-competitive conduct and agreements in relation to … Continue reading “Pharmaceuticals firms fined £45m by UK competition watchdog”


Construction and manufacturing performance weighs down UK economic growth in third quarter

Economic growth in the UK slowed to 0.5% in the third quarter this year according to the latest seasonally adjusted Gross Domestic Product: Preliminary Estimate, Quarter 3 (July to September) 2015 released by … Continue reading “Construction and manufacturing performance weighs down UK economic growth in third quarter”


Productivity in UK increases to highest recorded level

The UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its latest Labour Productivity figures on Thursday, which reveal an all time high since the series was first recorded four years ago. ONS labour productivity … Continue reading “Productivity in UK increases to highest recorded level”


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