UK manufacturing reports strong exports for 2017 first quarter

UK manufacturing got off to a much stronger start to the year than expected, defying firms’ own expectations and providing a much-needed boost to confidence, recruitment and investment. So says the Ql 2017 Manufacturing Outlook from the EEF, and accountancy and business advisory firm BOO LLP.   The survey reports positives across all the sector’s […]

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Manufacturing needs a coherent industrial strategy from Government

Manufacturers’ organisation the EEF is calling on the UK Government to speed up plans for the introduction of a consistent and coherent long-term industrial strategy to ensure that manufacturers’ growth ambitions are fully supported across the pre- and post-EU membership.   It is based on a recent study a study – Manufacturing Ambitions: an industrial strategy […]

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2016 a year for tough decisions says EEF

UK manufacturers’ organisation EEF says 2016 will be a year of tough decision.   According to this year’s annual EEF/Aldermore Executive Survey, UK manufacturers expect 2016 to be a year of tough decisions and more prominent risks.   This adds up to another year of concern for manufacturers, with four in ten expecting global economic […]

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July 2015 CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey

  The survey of 445 firms reported slower growth in total new orders in the quarter to July, though it remained above average. Growth in total new orders, output and numbers employed are projected to remain firm over the next quarter.   Manufacturing growth remains steady but exports pressured by stronger sterling.  Greater buoyancy in exports […]

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