With just six months to go until Britain leaves the EU, new research from EEF suggests that a quarter of its members have lost out or expect to lose out on investment, skilled workers and new contracts.
Every new revolution needs its catalysts and enablers. Liverpool helped to create the infrastructure for the first industrial revolution, with its port, roads and railways at the epicentre of international trade.
A new Tech Task Force, convened by Green Alliance, will focus on the opportunities for smart technologies to boost the resource efficiency of UK businesses and improve the economic prospects of manufacturing regions.
Yamazaki Mazak has been chosen as one of a select few companies to act as a pilot for the deployment of next-generation 5G technology, with a view to improving commercial digital infrastructures and ultimately boosting productivity across UK manufacturing.
Globally, disengaged employees result in more than half a trillion dollars in lost productivity annually. Worryingly, more than a quarter (26%) of the UK workforce describe themselves as being ‘actively disengaged’.