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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. August 29, 2014

      Wondrous yet puzzling: a 36-year journey through changing Britain

      In my end is my beginning. We could almost be in 1978 or 1979. Singer Kate Bush is triumphantly back on stage, a Scottish...

    27. August 28, 2014

      IMI’s new chief Mr fixit

      In common with many of his peers, Mark Selway, the new chief executive of Birmingham-based manufacturer IMI, enjoys fixing...

    28. 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...

    29. August 25, 2014

      Sight-saving mask manufacturer turns to UK catapult for backing

      A small company based in northeast England has developed a treatment that could prevent blindness that is linked to diabetes...

    30. August 25, 2014

      UK catapult centre works on vision of windowless aircraft

      Imagine being on a flight where, in place of windows, screens lining the cabin project images of the sky outside. New...

    31. August 24, 2014

      UK garment manufacturers face skills shortage

      Khadra Osmas is excited to be trained to do something she has always enjoyed: making clothes. “I love being on a sewing...

    32. August 24, 2014

      Made in Britain: Fashion retailers return to UK manufacturing

      Made in Britain label comes back into fashion At the Lee Ann Fashion Group’s plant in Leicester, a sheet of floral jacquard...

    33. 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...

    34. August 8, 2014

      UK trade deficit expands in June

      Britain’s economy is still failing to rebalance towards exports, according to official data, which show the trade deficit...

    35. August 6, 2014

      New data underline ‘lopsided’ UK recovery

      Weak industrial growth combined with soaring house prices have put another dent in the prospects for a balanced UK recovery,...

    36. August 4, 2014

      UK business confidence dips for first time in two years

      UK business confidence has dipped for the first time in two years, reinforcing expectations of a modest slowdown in economic...

    37. August 1, 2014

      Strong pound wipes more than £1bn off profits of big UK companies

      When the International Monetary Fund warned this week that the pound was overvalued, a chorus of agreement would have been...

    38. August 1, 2014

      UK manufacturing growth slows down

      Britain’s manufacturing growth spurt slowed in July but the sector still expanded at a healthy pace as the economy continued...

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