Manufacturing

CBI: ‘Hundreds of thousands’ of jobs will be lost

Business group the CBI has told MPs that “hundreds of thousands” of jobs could be at risk due to the...

Coronavirus: Vauxhall to shut plants

17 Mar 2020

Car manufacturer Vauxhall will close its Ellesmere Port plant for 10 days from today (17 March) over coronavirus fears.
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Share prices fall in response to coronavirus alarm

24 Feb 2020

Projections point to a recovery later this year as global efforts to contain the outbreak bear fruit.

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JCB cuts workers’ hours as coronavirus hits supply chain

14 Feb 2020

JCB is set to cut hours and production as the coronavirus outbreak affects component supply from China.

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Manufacturers need to use occupational health more proactively, report finds

13 Jan 2020

Manufacturers are investing more in workers’ health and wellbeing than ever, but a more proactive approach – including making better...

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Factories lay off workers at fastest rate in seven years

3 Dec 2019

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

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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 ‘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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