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      Industry attacks proposal to make non-EU graduates leave UK

      Industry has attacked a proposal by Theresa May, home secretary, that students from outside the EU should leave the country...

    2. December 16, 2014

      Industrial groups urge caution over falling oil price

      Airline executives should be crowing. Even as the oil price has tumbled, carriers’ shares have soared on the expectation of...

    1. December 1, 2014

      UK manufacturers scale back expectations for growth in 2015

      Britain’s manufacturers are beginning to scale back their expectations for growth next year as economic and political...

    2. November 18, 2014

      Autumn statement: Business wish lists

      Engineering Employers Federation EEF, the association for manufacturers, wants the chancellor to uphold commitments on...

    3. November 4, 2014

      UK business chiefs attack holiday pay ruling

      Business leaders attacked a tribunal ruling on Tuesday that gave millions of UK workers the right to extra holiday pay ....

    4. November 3, 2014

      UK industry demands rise in road spending

      Britain’s industrial companies are demanding a big rise in spending on roads, warning that the poor state of the country’s...

    5. September 29, 2014

      David Cameron ‘not heartbroken’ if UK leaves EU

      David Cameron said he would not be heartbroken if the UK left the EU, insisting he felt “1,000 times more strongly about the...

    6. September 22, 2014

      British manufacturers call on politicians to commit to EU membership

      Britain’s industrial companies, fearful of the disruption that could be caused by a proposed referendum in 2017 on leaving...

    7. September 19, 2014

      Industrial companies relieved at No vote

      British industry saluted Scotland’s decision , with the vote allaying fears over the future of the country’s aerospace and...

    8. September 19, 2014

      Business relieved at Scottish result but concerns remain

      By 6am on Friday businesses across the UK were exhaling a collective sigh of relief at the outcome of the Scottish...

    9. September 8, 2014

      UK manufacturers remain wary of investment

      Britain’s manufacturers remain reluctant to invest more, with up to half not planning to increase spending on machinery in...

    10. September 1, 2014

      Fall in export orders hits UK recovery

      UK manufacturing export orders have turned negative for the first time since the start of 2013, according to a survey that...

    11. August 31, 2014

      Concern grows among UK manufacturers at rising energy costs

      Concern over spiralling costs has thrust energy management up the boardroom agenda across UK manufacturing, according to...

    12. August 18, 2014

      Call for independent body to drive UK infrastructure projects

      Manufacturers have called for the creation of an independent authority to address Britain’s “most pressing” infrastructure...

    13. July 21, 2014

      Chancellor backs down on cutting carbon targets

      George Osborne has been forced to back down from an attempt to weaken measures to tackle global warming, the Financial Times...

    14. July 2, 2014

      EEF urges UK to push for EU reform ‘from within’

      Britain needs to push for EU reform from within the bloc or risk losing millions of jobs and investment, the head of UK...

    15. July 1, 2014

      Strong UK manufacturing activity points to robust growth

      Britain’s manufacturing sector finished the second quarter on a strong note, with an index of sentiment among purchasing...

    16. June 24, 2014

      UK manufacturing better placed to take a pounding

      The tourist’s gain is the manufacturer’s pain. The strength of sterling is rattling companies such as Croda. The chemicals...

    17. June 22, 2014

      CBI president warns Bank of England against early rate rise

      The Bank of England should not raise interest rates this year because of the negative impact on exports, the president of...

    18. June 15, 2014

      Mental illness is industry’s biggest long-term health issue

      Stress and mental health disorders have risen more than any other causes of long-term sickness absence as workers and...

    19. June 10, 2014

      Growth in UK manufacturing sector fastest in 3 years

      Growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector accelerated in April in a further sign that the economic recovery is broadening....

    20. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff has a look at the global recovery for goods. David ponders the post...

    21. June 9, 2014

      UK manufacturers raise forecast for output growth

      The UK manufacturers’ trade association has raised its forecast for output growth to 3.6 per cent this year, from the...

    22. June 4, 2014

      Business welcomes focus on enterprise in Queen’s Speech

      Business was relieved that the Queen’s Speech focused on a limited number of bills and had an emphasis on enterprise, but...

    23. May 13, 2014

      FTSE 100 manufacturers lift tally of women directors

      All of Britain’s biggest quoted manufacturers now have women on their boards but more must be done to end male dominance,...

    24. May 7, 2014

      Plans to spin off Highways Agency criticised

      Plans to spin off the Highways Agency into a more autonomous state-owned company will on Wednesday be criticised by a...

    25. April 30, 2014

      British industry warns on skills shortage as 1m jobs loom

      Manufacturing will require almost 1m more workers by 2020 to replace those retiring or leaving, but the quality and quantity...

    26. April 29, 2014

      Patent box holds key to Pfizer-AZ deal’s attraction

      The “patent box” – a big UK tax break for innovative companies – is an important part of the attraction for Pfizer as it...

    27. April 24, 2014

      UK manufacturers pull ahead of EU rivals

      The UK is the cheapest place to manufacture in western Europe, as steady productivity growth and improving cost...

    28. April 21, 2014

      EU blow to UK energy-intensive companies

      Leading UK energy-intensive industries are set to miss out on tens of millions of pounds from a government scheme to...

    29. April 7, 2014

      UK manufacturers call for reduction in EU policy maker numbers

      UK manufacturers have called for a “cull” of Brussels’ 28 European commissioners and a cut in red tape to remove barriers to...

    30. March 27, 2014

      Manufacturing pay settlements average 2.6% in first quarter

      Pay settlements in manufacturing rose to 2.6 per cent in the first quarter, compared with last year’s 2.4 per cent average,...

    31. March 19, 2014

      Budget 2014: UK manufacturers hail boost for business

      Britain’s manufacturers were delighted to find themselves among the biggest beneficiaries of a Budget aimed at bolstering...

    32. March 17, 2014

      UK exports expected to push output up 2.7% this year

      Manufacturers are seeing increasingly strong growth as UK sales remain firm and exports rise, a survey of nearly 300...

    33. March 16, 2014

      Lack of engineers threatens UK recovery, say industrialists

      A growing shortage of engineering skills threatens to hold back industry’s nascent recovery and wreck efforts to rebalance...

    34. March 12, 2014

      Nine out of 13 UK industry sectors recovering

      Signs of a recovery in almost all UK industry sectors are beginning to show positive momentum. Output rose in nine out of 13...

    35. March 11, 2014

      ‘Reshoring’ could create 200,000 jobs over next decade

      Companies bringing production back to the UK from overseas could create up to 200,000 jobs in Britain over the next decade,...

    36. March 4, 2014

      EU uncertainty weighs on UK manufacturers

      The prospect of Britain leaving the European Union is harmful to UK companies and is already being used by competitors...

    37. March 3, 2014

      Reshoring driven by quality, not costs, say UK manufacturers

      A desire to improve quality, rather than rising wage costs overseas, lies behind the trend towards bringing production back...

    38. February 23, 2014

      Manufacturers warn chancellor over spiralling energy costs

      Vital industries will be forced to invest overseas unless George Osborne acts to check the UK’s spiralling energy costs,...

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