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    1. August 26, 2015

      Union says 250 jobs cut as Tata mothballs South Wales steel plant

      The British steel industry was dealt a further blow on Wednesday as Tata Steel announced the mothballing of a plant in...

    2. August 20, 2015

      UK car and engine manufacturing falls

      UK car and engine manufacturing took a hit last month, as halting demand from emerging markets compounded lower...

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    1. August 5, 2015

      Corporate threads behind Coats’ longevity

      When Coats held a conference for its 106 most senior managers in Macau in May, it calculated that they had worked at...

    2. August 3, 2015

      Industrialist walks away from buying Tata’s Scunthorpe steel plant

      An Anglo-American industrialist has walked away from buying a UK steel plant, saying its 6,000 workers were “being led...

    3. August 3, 2015

      Consumer goods prop up lacklustre UK manufacturing sector

      Britain’s factories are increasingly reliant on the consumer goods sector for growth, with new export orders declining...

    4. July 27, 2015

      Strong pound squeezes UK manufacturers

      Order books at British manufacturers have shrunk to their lowest level in two years in July, with companies blaming the...

    5. July 23, 2015

      Cameron makes Aston Martin ‘great offer’ of UK production site

      David Cameron is pushing the defence ministry to hasten the release of a hangar in Wales that could become a factory...

    6. July 23, 2015

      UK car exports accelerate in June

      UK car exports rebounded in June, helping the sector record its best half-year output since 2008. Some 794,000 cars...

    7. July 16, 2015

      Tata targets 720 job cuts at English steel plants

      More than 700 workers are likely to lose their jobs with Tata Steel because high energy costs and cheap imports have...

    8. July 7, 2015

      UK manufacturing faces ‘lost decade’ as sterling weighs on sector

      UK manufacturing’s miserable start to the year shows little sign of ending, highlighting the chancellor’s lack of...

    9. July 5, 2015

      Close Brothers turns Regional Growth Fund grants to SME loans

      Britain’s regional manufacturers have secured almost £200m of financing through government grants channelled via...

    10. July 1, 2015

      UK manufacturing activity stagnant

      UK manufacturing was stagnant in June, with export orders falling because of subdued demand from Europe. The monthly...

    11. June 30, 2015

      Last chance to buy that new Land Rover Defender

      If you want a classic Land Rover Defender, Tuesday is the last opportunity to order a new one before one of Britain’s...

    12. June 25, 2015

      Goodyear to close Midlands rubber operation

      Britain’s resurgent motor industry was dealt a blow on Thursday as Goodyear said it would close its rubber factory in...

    13. June 17, 2015

      US cooker group plots end to Aga saga

      Aga Rangemaster, the maker of the quintessentially British cookers synonymous with rambling country estates and...

    14. June 10, 2015

      UK industrial production shows sharp rise

      Britain’s industrial sector rose sharply in April, as a strong rebound in the oil and gas sector made up for a...

    15. June 9, 2015

      Free to be more productive: family business Grainger & Worrall

      Aviewing platform overlooking the factory floor is as close as visitors can get to the Formula One production line at...

    16. June 7, 2015

      Sajid Javid keeps business guessing over industrial policy review

      Britain’s industrial policy is facing a fundamental review, as Sajid Javid — under the watchful eye of his political...

    17. June 7, 2015

      UK manufacturers turn to after-market services in hunt for value

      British manufacturers are stepping up their investments in the profitable after-sales service market as they hunt for...

    18. June 1, 2015

      UK manufacturers struggle to make progress on exports

      Another month of lacklustre activity in factories has highlighted the extent of the UK’s reliance on domestic...

    19. June 1, 2015

      Pound falls as UK manufacturing disappoints

      Investors backed off sterling, cuddled up to the dollar and consigned the yen to a new 12-year low as a raft of...

    20. June 1, 2015

      North Sea weakness take its toll on manufacturing sector

      The manufacturing sector is losing momentum, an industry body has warned, in a sign that problems in North Sea oil and...

    21. May 31, 2015

      Attention turns to manufacturing activity data for UK and US

      The coming data-heavy week presents a broad mix of indicators for leading economies. Monthly activity surveys for the...

    22. May 18, 2015

      UK manufacturer survey shows first-quarter rise in export orders

      Britain’s manufacturers have provided a glimmer of optimism about the outlook for exports, with new research pointing...

    23. May 17, 2015

      UK ceramics industry in battle over heritage

      The acquisition of Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton by a Finnish group has reignited the debate over false and...

    24. May 13, 2015

      A UK productivity evangelist with eyes on £300bn prize

      John Neill bristles at the suggestion that he is the leader of a cult. But he is messianic about the need to save...

    25. May 12, 2015

      UK industrial output jumps in March

      UK industrial production picked up in March, boosting hopes that weak overall growth in the first quarter of the year...

    26. May 1, 2015

      UK factories suffer slower growth in April

      Growth in activity at British factories declined in April, delivering more bad news for the economy just a week after...

    27. April 27, 2015

      UK manufacturing recovery has slowed, CBI says

      The speed of the British manufacturing recovery has slowed and companies are more gloomy about their competitiveness in...

    28. April 10, 2015

      Data show further decline in UK construction in February

      The Conservatives’ hopes of gaining a pre-election boost from strong economic growth figures have taken a knock, with...

    29. April 1, 2015

      UK manufacturing activity hits 8-month high

      The UK manufacturing sector powered ahead in March, suggesting the economy is on course for a healthy expansion in the...

    30. March 31, 2015

      Honda eases fears for Swindon plant with £200m injection

      Honda’s struggling UK operation has been given a shot in the arm with the announcement that it will become the sole...

    31. March 27, 2015

      Lightbulb moment as first mass-market graphene product goes live

      The first mass market product made with the “miracle material” graphene is about to go on sale: a lightbulb. The...

    32. March 26, 2015

      Black cab makers hail next generation of London icon

      The London Taxi Company has set out its vision of the future for the black cab and it involves green technology,...

    33. March 26, 2015

      Karmic payback for a UK city the crisis killed

      The recorded commentary of Birmingham’s Ferris wheel used to announce: “Ici, L’Arc de Triomphe”, lifting fun-seekers...

    34. March 25, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover invests £400m in Midlands plant

      Jaguar Land Rover has given a boost to the Midlands with an investment of more than £400m in a plant near Birmingham...

    35. March 17, 2015

      UK’s Acro founder is evangelist for no-recline aircraft seats

      On a recent Norwegian Air Shuttle flight back to the UK from a business trip in Sweden, Chris Brady gave the back of...

    36. March 11, 2015

      UK motor industry fights ‘demonisation’ of diesel cars

      Britain’s motor industry has moved to avert a backlash against diesel cars and protect a market that is key to...

    37. March 11, 2015

      UK manufacturing output falls in January

      UK manufacturing output fell unexpectedly in January, dealing a blow to hopes that the sector was recovering after a...

    38. March 8, 2015

      Supersonic car showcases UK engineering

      In a cavernous hangar on the outskirts of Bristol, one of the world’s most challenging engineering projects is taking...

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