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  1. August 26, 2014

    Wage growth in manufacturing offers hope for UK economy

    Manufacturers are paying their workers more in a tentative sign that wage growth – a missing piece of the UK’s recovery – is...

  2. 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...

  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. December 2, 2013

    UK manufacturing set to grow faster than economy

    Manufacturing will grow faster than the UK economy overall next year, with companies planning to create jobs and step up...

  5. November 28, 2013

    Business leaders welcome move to improve lending to SMEs

    Business leaders said the government’s move to focus bank subsidies on credit to companies would help spur lending, which...

  6. November 1, 2013

    Manufacturing activity in UK expands for seventh month

    Manufacturing activity in the UK grew for the seventh month in a row in October, though at a slightly slower pace than in...

  7. September 2, 2013

    UK manufacturing output and orders at highest in three years

    Output and orders in manufacturing have surged to their highest level in three years, reinforcing hopes that the hard-hit...

  8. July 1, 2013

    Industry reacts cautiously to better UK manufacturing data

    There have been many false dawns in the longed-for revival for manufacturing, so industry reacted cautiously to a survey...

  9. May 27, 2013

    Tax avoidance debate ‘risks harming investment into UK’

    Britain’s manufacturers have warned the government that the current debate on tax avoidance could undermine the efforts to...

  10. March 12, 2013

    Nice wok if you can get it for Leeds

    Years of inflation in Chinese wages and freight costs have chased several US manufacturers back home from China. Now a...

  11. December 10, 2012

    Manufacturers say credit climate better

    Credit conditions are slowly brightening for manufacturers, with both the availability and cost of new lending improving,...

  12. December 5, 2012

    Corporation tax cut again

    George Osborne on Wednesday sprang his favourite surprise with another cut in the main rate of corporation tax, but excluded...

  13. September 3, 2012

    UK output set to shrink by 1.5%

    British manufacturing output is set to shrink by 1.5 per cent this year amid the toughest trading conditions for nearly...

  14. August 28, 2012

    Manufacturers see better credit outlook

    Manufacturers are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel on the cost of credit, according to a survey published on...

  15. July 23, 2012

    Manufacturing output set to fall, says EEF

    Manufacturing output is likely to fall by 0.3 per cent this year, its first year-on-year drop since 2009, according to the...

  16. July 10, 2012

    Trade and output data show improvement

    Official data on manufacturing output and exports in May brought some unexpected good news for the economy, though...

  17. June 7, 2012

    Retail offers ray of hope amid gloom

    Manufacturers and retailers have reported a glimmer of hope amid Britain’s economic troubles ahead of Thursday’s meeting of...

  18. May 28, 2012

    Cost of bank credit to manufacturers rises

    The cost of bank credit to manufacturers is rising, even though its availability is improving, according to a survey of 250...

  19. March 9, 2012

    Manufacturers’ hopes rise after euro shock

    Manufacturers’ expectations of output and orders over the next three months have rebounded strongly, a survey of more than...

  20. February 1, 2012

    Manufacturers enjoy strong start to the year

    Britain’s manufacturers have started the year in strong form as new orders increased and output expanded at the fastest pace...

  21. January 25, 2012

    Manufacturers see glimmers of hope

    Asked how optimistic he is about 2012, Nathan Lowe says the answer depends on which part of his carpet manufacturing...

  22. January 25, 2012

    PM says ‘no complacency’ on economy

    David Cameron insisted there was “not one ounce of complacency” within his coalition about getting Britain back on track on...

  23. January 16, 2012

    Manufacturers hopeful amid ‘corrosive cocktail’

    Manufacturers are pinning their hopes on raising exports to emerging markets and selling more services to overcome a...

  24. December 5, 2011

    Manufacturers slash output forecasts

    A leading industry group has slashed its forecast for manufacturing output growth next year as companies postpone or scale...

  25. November 29, 2011

    Osborne moves to ease access to credit

    The chancellor attacked barriers to growth in the manufacturing sector on Tuesday, as he announced a range of measures to...

  26. October 17, 2011

    Boost growth, EEF urges chancellor

    Manufacturers are urging George Osborne to get the government’s growth strategy “back on track” in the face of a...

  27. September 5, 2011

    UK manufacturers upbeat on growth

    The main body representing manufacturers has scaled back its growth forecasts but insists that industry’s recovery has...

  28. August 23, 2011

    UK manufacturers report healthy order books

    Manufacturers have healthy order books and many expect production to rise in the coming months, according to a survey from...

  29. July 18, 2011

    UK manufacturing wage growth stagnates

    Wage growth in manufacturing stagnated in June, remaining below the norm and bolstering the Bank of England’s case for...

  30. May 31, 2011

    Manufacturers find glimmer of hope on credit

    Manufacturers have re­ported “tentative signs” that their access to bank credit is improving, but remain worried about...

  31. March 31, 2011

    Pay deals inch higher in manufacturing

    Pay settlements in the nation’s manufacturing sector are rising but remain well below official measures of inflation, two...

  32. March 21, 2011

    UK falls behind Brazil in manufacturing

    Britain has dropped two places in the world manufacturing league table to ninth position, behind Brazil and South Korea, as...

  33. March 14, 2011

    Rising cost of credit hinders business

    A quarter of manufacturers expect their need for financing to rise in the next year The cost of credit has risen sharply for...

  34. January 10, 2011

    Exports forecast to lead industry surge

    Manufacturing is set for a second strong year in which it is likely to outperform the rest of the economy, boosted by solid...

  35. August 2, 2010

    Factory output growth beats forecasts

    Manufacturing growth will outpace the overall economy during this year and next despite fears over competitiveness and the...

  36. June 7, 2010

    Cautious factories start to take on workers

    More manufacturers are hiring than shedding workers for the first time in two years, but employers' faith in the recovery is...

  37. June 7, 2010

    Cautious factories start to take on workers

    More manufacturers are hiring than shedding workers for the first time in two years but employers’ faith in the recovery is...

  38. June 1, 2010

    Credit conditions remain tight

    Pressure on manufacturers from tight credit conditions was little changed during the past two months, so any thaw in...

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