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    1. August 11, 2016

      Was Britain’s industrial decline avoidable?

      Post-Brexit, it has become fashionable for politicians to talk about Britain’s industrial decline and about how...

    2. August 9, 2016

      Economic think-tank says UK economy shrank in July

      The UK economy shrank in July, according to an estimate from an economic think-tank. The National Institute of Economic...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      UK manufacturing production continued to shrink in June

      Britain’s manufacturing sector continued to shrink in the month leading up to, and including, the EU’s membership...

    2. August 1, 2016

      UK manufacturing output falls sharply following Brexit vote

      The surge in UK manufacturing output in the second quarter went into reverse in July following the vote for Brexit,...

    3. Fast FT

      August 1, 2016

      UK factories suffer after Brexit: economists react

      Another day, another set of disappointing economic data. Markit’s latest UK manufacturing purchasing managers’ index...

    4. July 28, 2016

      Ford warns of plant closures to combat $1bn Brexit blow

      Ford is considering closing plants in the UK and across Europe in response to Britain’s vote to leave the EU, as it...

    5. July 25, 2016

      UK manufacturing gloom deepens

      Manufacturing growth is expected to slow over the next three months following the sharpest fall in company optimism...

    6. July 25, 2016

      Employers press ministers for delay to apprenticeship levy

      Employers are urging the UK government to delay the apprenticeship levy — a tax on all employers with a pay bill of £3m...

    7. July 22, 2016

      PMI survey signals sharp downturn in UK economy

      The Bank of England and the government are poised to take action to cushion an economic downturn after closely watched...

    8. July 21, 2016

      Former pensions minister says she was ‘frozen out’ of Tata talks

      A former government minister has claimed she was frozen out of ministerial talks on a rescue plan for Tata’s UK...

    9. July 20, 2016

      Theresa May to appoint new business tsar

      Theresa May wants to appoint a new business tsar, a point person to liaise with the government as it forms a...

    10. July 20, 2016

      UK industry welcomes Theresa May’s strategy pledge

      The message could not be clearer: under Theresa May, Britain will have a “comprehensive industrial strategy”. Greg...

    11. July 19, 2016

      Tata seeks a way out of European steel woes

      It would take 1,087 steel drinks cans stacked end to end to reach the top of the London Eye, or 2,818 to attain the...

    12. July 13, 2016

      UK car factories face uncertain future after Brexit

      Walking the length of Nissan’s car plant in Sunderland takes substantially longer than it did a year ago. A £250m...

    13. July 7, 2016

      UK manufacturing drops in May

      Britain’s manufacturing output declined in May after a strong performance in April with a significant drop in...

    14. July 5, 2016

      Aston Martin unveils £2.5m hypercar

      Aston Martin has taken the covers off its £2.5m “hypercar”, revealing for the first time the most expensive road car in...

    15. July 5, 2016

      Tata wins renewed pledge on financial aid

      Ministers have reiterated their promise of financial support for a future owner of Tata’s UK steel business despite the...

    16. July 1, 2016

      UK’s Stoke potteries fight off threat from Brexit

      It does not get much more English than supplying plates and teapots to roadside café chain Little Chef. But Steelite...

    17. July 1, 2016

      Manufacturing data show recovery before Brexit

      Activity in Britain’s struggling manufacturing sector started to recover in the run-up to the EU referendum, reaching a...

    18. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      UK factories recovered in lead up to Brexit vote

      No Brexit effect here. At least not at the moment anyway. UK manufacturers have reported a “modest improvement” in...

    19. June 28, 2016

      After a resounding Brexit vote, Sunderland fears for Nissan plant

      The British car industry issued a clear warning: leaving the EU could put jobs at risk. But just a few days later...

    20. June 27, 2016

      Tata bidders weigh up effect of Brexit

      Potential buyers of Tata Steel UK have expressed alarm about last week’s vote for Britain to leave the EU, warning that...

    21. June 21, 2016

      Retail and office regeneration offers hope for Redcar

      Almost a decade after the closure of a steel mill in a Yorkshire town, the site has been replaced by a retail and...

    22. June 20, 2016

      UK carmakers double down in fight against Brexit

      Britain’s carmakers have cautioned that leaving the EU would hamstring the UK’s booming automotive industry. Some of...

    23. June 15, 2016

      Port Talbot bidders frustrated as Tata demands more details

      The sale of Britain’s biggest steel plant at Port Talbot has hit a fresh delay after Tata Steel pressed the seven...

    24. June 12, 2016

      Manufacturers want tax breaks to tackle sickness absence

      Britain’s leading manufacturing organisation has called for the government to provide tax breaks to tackle the UK’s...

    25. June 8, 2016

      Pharma surge boosts UK manufacturing output

      A surge in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals helped British industry to its best performance in nearly four years in...

    26. June 3, 2016

      Port Talbot steel cannot be saved at any price

      Sajid Javid has expended a great deal of political energy trying to keep Tata’s steel plant at Port Talbot from...

    27. June 2, 2016

      Tata Steel ready to keep Port Talbot after state loan offer

      Tata Steel is close to agreeing to keep the Port Talbot steel plant open after the UK government offered the Indian...

    28. June 1, 2016

      Steel: Industry feels the heat

      Through the din of machinery and clouds of hissing steam, there is a rumbling sound. A slab of red-hot metal thunders...

    29. June 1, 2016

      British Steel returns in £1 deal to save 4,000 jobs

      Tata Steel has completed the sale of the Scunthorpe steelworks, rescuing more than 4,000 jobs in the UK, but remains...

    30. June 1, 2016

      UK household spending accelerates but Brexit-wary factories idle

      Britain’s households appear far less concerned about the consequences of Brexit than its companies after data released...

    31. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      UK factories fight back - Markit

      British manufacturers fought back last month with the help of strong demand for consumer goods, pushing a...

    32. May 26, 2016

      Steel staff face £20,000-a-year pension hit over Whitehall delay

      An estimated 700 steel workers approaching retirement age could each lose up to £20,000 a year if the British Steel...

    33. May 25, 2016

      Javid launches talks to cut steel pension fund liabilities

      Ministers are to launch a consultation that could allow the UK government to slash billions of pounds from the...

    34. May 24, 2016

      Tata Steel deadline: the potential bidders

      The deadline for prospective buyers of Tata Steel UK to submit formal bids passed on Monday as the clock ticked down on...

    35. May 24, 2016

      Northern Powerhouse takes the lion’s share of FDI

      George Osborne’s dream of the renaissance of an industrial “Northern Powerhouse” may be coming true, if figures out on...

    36. May 23, 2016

      Clock ticks down on Tata Steel rescue efforts

      Prospective buyers of Tata Steel UK must submit formal bids for the ailing business today , with the clock ticking down...

    37. May 23, 2016

      Tata asked to pay power bills in advance

      Tata Steel UK has been asked by its energy supplier to pay tens of millions of pounds for its electricity up front, in...

    38. May 11, 2016

      Javid weighs £2.5bn trim for British Steel pension fund

      The government is planning to ringfence the British Steel pension fund and shave £2.5bn off its long-term liabilities...

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