Category Archives: Government/statistics

EEF urges Osborne to tackle energy costs

Manufacturing bosses filed an early salvo across Chancellor George Osborne’s bows this morning, urging him to tackle escalating industrial energy costs during his Budget speech in just less than a month’s time. … more at our new website http://www.whimfing.com Advertisements

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New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Manufacturing growth fastest for 40 years – CBI

Manufacturing order books remained robust in February and output growth accelerated faster than in almost 40 years, according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey. Orders from abroad also put in their strongest performance since October 2011, with the automotive … Continue reading

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Export confidence growing, says BCC/DHL survey

Confidence is growing among UK manufacturers that they can increase export sales with seven in ten saying their foreign turnover will improve, according to a survey published today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and DHL. Twenty-eight per cent … Continue reading

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EEF votes ‘No’ on Scottish independence

The ‘manufacturing bosses union’ EEF today backed Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech on Scottish independence to throw its weight behind a ‘No’ vote in the forthcoming referendum, albeit via the ‘personal’ views of its chief executive. EEF CEO Terry Scuoler, … Continue reading

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New trade figures show signs of life for export of goods

UK trade figures published today suggest that the manufacturing industry taking a leading role in reducing Britain’s trading deficit. The deficit of trade on trade in goods (exports minus imports) was £7.7 billion in December, reflecting a modest 1.9% increase … Continue reading

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Pharma pushes official manufacturing index to modest rise

Official figures out today from the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS’) Index of Production show UK manufacturing output posting a modest 0.3% rise in December compared with the previous month of November. That leaves the industry’s  index 1.5% higher than … Continue reading

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