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Number of UK vacancies tops 750,000

27th September 2016

In another sign of the UK labour market's resilience, the ONS said the number of vacancies in the quarter to August edged up by 3,000 to 752,000 compared with the previous quarter, indicating that e...

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MAHLE Powertrain opens advanced Engineering Centre in the UK

21st July 2016

MAHLE Powertrain has opened a new Vehicle Engineering Centre (VEC) in Northampton, UK. The centre houses a new, fully-equipped vehicle workshop with six vehicle build stations and two new project of...

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The Global Untapped Opportunity for SMEs

18th July 2016

Analysis of our Future Fit: the road ahead for UK manufacturing research shows that many leaders of medium-sized manufacturing businesses - i.e. those with turnover from £5m to &...

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UK manufacturers face uncertainty but golden opportunity exists after Brexit

18th July 2016

The most obvious conclusion from the Brexit vote is that UK manufacturers now face a period of major uncertainty. No one knows how long this will hang over the country, and for business leade...

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Why it could be time to consider manufacturing in the UK

6th July 2016

There's no denying that manufacturing in the UK is not what it once was. While the 70s saw manufacturing contribute a significant 25% of UK GDP, today it accounts for more like 10%. But despit...

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UK Engineering Unites after BREXIT

5th July 2016

A number of organisations representing the engineering profession have come together to provide advice to the government for EU negotiations following the UK referendum. The group contends that engi...

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UK Manufacturing PMI Unexpectedly Jumps To 52.1

4th July 2016

'With 99 percent of survey responses received before the end of 23rd June, the latest PMI signalled that the manufacturing sector has started to move out of its early year sluggishness in the lead u...

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UK manufacturing saw fastest rate of growth for five months before Brexit vote

4th July 2016

The UK's manufacturing sector grew at its fastest rate for five months before last week's shock Brexit vote, according to a survey. The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 52.1 in ...

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Manufacturers urge UK government to avoid economic limbo

28th June 2016

The EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, will tell a crunch meeting between business groups and the Business Secretary government that the work to shore up confidence and secure the UK's industrial...

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Industry Reacts to Referendum Result

28th June 2016

As the fallout from Thursday's referendum result continues to cause controversy, leading figures from the engineering and manufacturing industries have reacted to the situation the UK, and Europe, f...

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What does BREXIT mean for UK manufacturing

27th June 2016

Brexit's Predicted Impact In a roundtable discussion of Brexit's potential impact on UK manufacturing, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) raised some serious c...

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Despite BREXIT, UK unemployment drops to lowest rate since 2005

27th June 2016

The unemployment rate dropped to 5 per cent in the first quarter of this year, the lowest reading since 2005. Unemployment in the UK has fallen to its lowest level in eleven years despite...

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Can UK manufacturing thrive after BREXIT?

24th June 2016

Manufacturing matters and Brexit can help. Although a service sector economy, UK manufacturing is vital in achieving balanced and regional growth and reducing the large trade deficit. Strong global...

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Manufacturer secures £12m investment to aid product development

22nd June 2016

A GERMAN-owned manufacturing group has secured £12m from the European Investment Bank to support its six-strong factory network in the UK. The investment, secured by Newton Aycliffe-b...

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21st June 2016

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