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Manufacturing outlook deteriorates as uncertainty continues to bite

The outlook for Britain’s manufacturers is deteriorating on the back of a cocktail of factors related to Brexit uncertainty, weaker global growth and the impact of protectionist policies according to a major survey published today by EEF and business advisory firm BDO LLP. According to the Q4 EEF/BDO Manufacturing Outlook survey, …

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UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement delivers on key outcomes for Industry, says EEF

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation has welcomed the Withdrawal Agreement published last week, believing it safeguards the key outcomes that will enable manufacturers to plan for the future with a far greater degree of certainty. Earlier this year, EEF conducted a Brexit Audit, which highlighted the main asks from manufacturing as …

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Industry calls for extension to transition period

The head of one of Britain’s biggest business groups has called for the UK to secure a significantly longer transition period to follow next year’s exit from the European Union after last week’s failure to agree a tariff schedule at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). He urges the Government to …

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Brexit concerns loom large, despite businesses doing all they can to prepare

Fears over Brexit appear to be increasing businesses’ perception of the risks in their supply chain, despite evidence suggesting many have taken steps to ready themselves for a post-Brexit environment, a new report has found. The Q2 2018 Global Supply Chain Risk Report, published today (20 August) by Cranfield School …

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Domestic bliss

Buying British to reduce the balance of payments deficit has long been an ambition of parties of every political stripe. There is a fundamental belief that if we all just bought a few more products bearing the national flag we could turn the economy around. Jeff Kiernan, commercial director at …

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