Manufacturing

Factories lay off workers at fastest rate in seven years

Employment in the manufacturing sector has fallen for the eighth month in a row as factories lay off workers at...

Businesses find themselves in modern slavery limbo

22 Nov 2019

With legal action hovering over British American Tobacco, and G4S shares being blacklisted by an investment fund, it’s clear that...

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Manufacturing headcount falls at fastest rate since 2010

22 Oct 2019

The CBI’s quarterly industrial trends survey has seen the fastest fall in headcount since April 2010, with firms anticipating an...

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Fresh concern over jobs as UK service sector slumps

4 Oct 2019

The UK's service sector, which makes up 80% of the country's economy, contracted in September prompting fears of a recession.

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Hundreds of jobs lost as Wrightbus goes into administration

25 Sep 2019

One of Northern Ireland’s largest employers Wrightbus is set to go into administration today, putting 1,400 jobs at risk.

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Vulnerability of UK manufacturing to Brexit revealed by new study

23 Sep 2019

Regions with a high dependence on exports to the EU have been highlighted as being likely to be hit by...

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industrial strategy

‘Good quality’ jobs should be measure of industrial success

15 Jul 2019

The UK needs to manage industrial change far better than in the past if the economy is to harness new technology, become greener and provide better livelihoods

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Staffline shares slump following six-year minimum wage underpayment

18 Jun 2019

Staffline, one of the biggest recruitment and training agencies in the UK, has seen its shares tumble after PwC delayed...

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ford bridgend closure

Ford ‘to close Bridgend site’ by September 2020

6 Jun 2019

Ford will close its Bridgend manufacturing plant by September 2020 with the loss of 1,700 jobs, workers have been told....

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Post-Brexit £30,000 immigration salary threshold will be ‘disastrous’

28 Feb 2019

The government's proposed salary threshold for EU migrants will “decimate” the UK's manufacturing base, says industry body.

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Honda confirms 2021 closure of Swindon manufacturing plant

19 Feb 2019

Honda has confirmed that it proposes to close its manufacturing plant in Swindon in 2021, with the loss of around...

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Why good corporate citizenship brings mutual benefits

18 Feb 2019

Businesses now recognise that good corporate social responsibility is not just about financial donations. Being a good corporate citizen can...

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More than half of managers received bonuses in 2018

14 Feb 2019

More than half of all staff in managerial and professional roles received a bonus last year, according to XpertHR analysis....

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Impact of UK minimum wage rises on automation ‘modest’

1 Feb 2019

Minimum wage rises may lead to job losses as employers turn to automation to keep costs down. But so far...

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Paris

Third of UK companies considering Brexit move abroad

1 Feb 2019

A third of UK companies are looking to relocate abroad because of fears over Brexit.
An Institute of Directors (IoD)...

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