Editorial Director Nick Peters sits down with Dr Steven Barr, Managing Director of Hennik Edge to discuss The Manufacturer Top 100 project, manufacturing.
Improving energy efficiency and resource productivity need to be priorities in the UK government’s new Industrial Strategy, according to a major new report published this week.
The UK manufacturers have reported strong growth in orders both at home and from abroad over the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.
UK manufacturing is, on average, less productive and grows less quickly than its equivalents in other major economies. Yet the UK is a great place for innovation in technology and has highly skilled workers.
Britain’s steelmakers are warning against the potential damage to legitimate UK exports to the United States from being caught up in US protectionist measures to counter the dumping of cheap Chinese steel.
The UK’s technology sector is to receive a major boost through the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, with the first tranche of funding revealed.
A critical component of the government’s Industrial Strategy over the next four years is an investment of £4.7bn in R&D. Responsibility for managing this Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund lies with Innovate UK, a division of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Chief executive of Jaguar Land Rover, Dr Ralf Speth has expressed the importance of “free and fair access” to the EU market while speaking on the BBC’s Radio 4 Today Programme.
The Apprenticeship Levy, which came into force in April, obliges firms with wage bills in excess of £3m to pay 0.5% of that bill towards funding the creation of three-million new apprenticeships. It is not a popular measure, but Kate Maddison-Greenwell believes that if fully embraced, it can be beneficial for all.
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