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    2. December 18, 2014

      UK car industry says 2014 output will drop

      Three sets of disappointing data have driven the UK car industry to admit that output will be lower in 2014 than the...

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    1. December 15, 2014

      Domestic demand lifts UK manufacturers

      Order books at Britain’s manufacturers have hit a four-month high in an encouraging sign that domestic demand continues to...

    2. December 10, 2014

      UK manufacturing output falls amid eurozone malaise

      Britain’s manufacturers have suffered a drop in output as they grapple with economic malaise in their big export markets in...

    3. December 9, 2014

      UK manufacturers hit by eurozone woes

      Britain’s manufacturers have suffered a drop in output as they grapple with economic malaise in their big export markets in...

    4. December 9, 2014

      An à la carte menu for corporate failure

      Why do companies fail? Considering how important this question is to entrepreneurs, investors, and even society as whole, I...

    5. December 3, 2014

      Ecigarette products bring business to Liverpool

      As the last cigarette manufacturing plant in the UK faces closure, two entrepreneurs are set to open Europe’s largest...

    6. December 1, 2014

      Mortgage data point to UK housing slowdown

      UK mortgage approvals have fallen to their lowest level since June last year in a further sign that momentum in the housing...

    7. 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...

    8. November 27, 2014

      UK manufacturers plan to raise level of investment

      Almost 70 per cent of small and medium-sized manufacturers plan to increase their investment in technology and capital...

    9. November 26, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: George Osborne set to boost funds for innovation centres

      George Osborne is expected to boost UK industry next week, with a promise of a significant rise in funding for innovation...

    10. November 24, 2014

      Music kit maker Focusrite on stairway to Aim float

      A maker of sound equipment founded by a former Led Zeppelin audio engineer plans to float on Aim with a valuation of £80m,...

    11. November 23, 2014

      Graphene investors take a bite at the market

      Graphene, the wonder material discovered a decade ago, could soon be used in false teeth as it emerges out of the lab and...

    12. November 23, 2014

      UK manufacturers warn of shutdowns amid energy measures

      Britain’s heavy manufacturers have warned they may be forced to shut down more often this winter to avoid high power costs...

    13. November 14, 2014

      ‘Vintage of dreams’ for UK wine industry

      The leaves are finally falling off the vines at Denbies estate in Surrey but two weeks ago the stems still bore the weight...

    14. November 6, 2014

      Manufacturing shrugs off slowdown

      UK manufacturing shrugged off fears of a sharp slowdown to record solid growth in September as the overall economic recovery...

    15. November 5, 2014

      Export strength lifts struggling north

      Despite being in relative economic decline for more than a century, the north is the only English region that exports more...

    16. November 5, 2014

      ‘Catapult’ technology centres face threat, warns Hermann Hauser

      The future of one of Britain’s most important industrial initiatives could be jeopardised by spending cuts next year, says...

    17. November 4, 2014

      Rolls-Royce to shed 2,600 jobs

      John Rishton, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, sought to show he had a firm grip on the struggling FTSE 100 engineer as he...

    18. November 3, 2014

      Strong PMI data fuel manufacturing optimism

      Activity in the UK’s manufacturing sector expanded at its fastest rate in three months in October, fuelled by domestic...

    19. 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...

    20. October 30, 2014

      JLR boss says workers’ pay deal ‘over the top’

      The boss of Jaguar Land Rover has described a pay offer turned down by employees as “already over the top”, highlighting the...

    21. October 29, 2014

      Jaguar Land Rover faces first pay dispute for a decade

      Ten days after opening its first overseas factory in China, Jaguar Land Rover will show commitment to its West Midlands...

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      October 22, 2014

      ONS: Don’t discount UK manufacturing

      What to do about British manufacturing? There is hardly a politician in the country who hasn’t called for the sector to get...

    23. October 19, 2014

      US craft beers hit the spot among British real-ale fans

      US beers, according to the stereotype, are weak, tasteless and suitable for drinking only when all other options have dried...

    24. October 15, 2014

      Tata Steel sale plan sparks jobs fears in UK

      The UK’s struggling steel industry faced fresh uncertainty on Wednesday after Tata Steel said it would sell a division that...

    25. October 9, 2014

      Osborne warns of eurozone risks to UK

      George Osborne has said the eurozone risks slipping back into crisis and warned the UK economy could not be immune to its...

    26. October 9, 2014

      Manufacturers need more tax credits, says CBI boss

      British business is calling on the main political parties to commit to expanding research tax credits to support the...

    27. October 8, 2014

      Business survey shows signs of UK recovery losing momentum

      Signs that the UK’s economic recovery may be losing momentum have emerged for the first time in a survey of 7,000...

    28. October 7, 2014

      UK manufacturing hit by eurozone slowdown

      Britain’s manufacturers are suffering a slowdown as the worsening eurozone economy hits demand for UK-made products. The...

    29. October 1, 2014

      UK manufacturing activity slows to 17-month low

      Activity among Britain’s manufacturers slowed to its lowest level in 17 months in September, suggesting a rapid cooling of...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. September 18, 2014

      UK industry hit by fall in export orders

      Manufacturers’ export orders have deteriorated suddenly this month in a sign the UK is starting to feel the effects of the...

    33. September 9, 2014

      UK trade deficit widens again in July

      The UK’s trade deficit widened again in July, highlighting just how much the recovery remains reliant on strong domestic...

    34. 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...

    35. September 2, 2014

      Aston Martin appoints new chief executive in push to catch rivals

      Aston Martin has named senior Nissan manager Andy Palmer as its new chief executive following a near year-long search, as...

    36. September 1, 2014

      UK manufacturing activity hits 14-month low

      Falling manufacturing activity combined with rising levels of consumer credit have reawakened concerns about the balance of...

    37. 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...

    38. August 31, 2014

      Aerospace groups voice concerns over supply chain

      Some of Britain’s smaller aerospace companies have expressed concern that capacity issues in the supply chain could derail...

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