The UK’s largest automotive manufacturer has announced that it is cutting around 4,500 jobs – the majority coming from its 44,000-strong UK workforce, with back office rather than production roles hit hardest.
The Prime Minister has received another letter saying a 'No-Deal Brexit' would damage UK manufacturing. This time, it's from a trade body representing 13 separate trade associations that employ over 1 million workers.
A global slowdown, rising protectionism and the ever-present spectre of Brexit has seen businesses express a more pessimistic outlook for growth prospects in the coming year, with EEF warning that a ‘no deal’ is not an option.
Digital connectivity offers unprecedented opportunities, but the government must take urgent action to ensure UK businesses can access the connectivity they need to thrive in today’s digital-driven economy.
The UK plastics industry holds a strong position in the global market, consistently evolving with technology and innovation. However, Brexit is a huge challenge facing UK plastics, and it could spell disaster for both those working in and alongside the industry.