Stephen Phipson highlights the latest EEF report, which shows employers take seriously the health of their workers. However, progress still needs to be made in measuring long-term absence levels and the effectiveness of investments in the health of their workforce.
Up to £170m of government funding will go to energy-intensive industries like glass, steel, ceramics and chemicals to help them develop new green technologies and create the world’s first ‘net-zero’ carbon cluster of heavy industry.
Manufacturers face many opportunities and challenges when it comes to financial matters. This year we’ve reported the economic benefits of being British-made, how to monetise your innovation and addressing late payments as an SME.
UK steelmakers face electricity prices twice those of their direct competitors in France and 50% more than German steel producers, according to a new report published by the sector’s trade association.