Manufacturing

industrial strategy

‘Good quality’ jobs should be measure of industrial success

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

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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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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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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Court of Appeal: Asda workers can proceed with equal pay claims

31 Jan 2019

The Court of Appeal has ruled that Asda store workers can compare themselves to warehouse workers in their long-running equal...

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It’s time to give learning and development the royal recognition it deserves

28 Jan 2019

PROMOTED CONTENT | It’s common knowledge that business conditions in the UK today are far from optimal. Employers are faced with economic uncertainty, widening skills gaps and lagging productivity...

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Mary-Caroline Tillman

Non-compete clause case should give business pause for thought

28 Jan 2019

Businesses, particularly in the finance, technology, pharma, IT and manufacturing sectors use non-compete provisions to protect against potentially unfair competition...

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Airbus warns of ‘Brexiteer madness’ as UK firms go Dutch

24 Jan 2019

More than 110,000 jobs in the UK could be lost if Airbus were to leave the UK in the event...

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High-growth firms crowd out competition for talent

22 Jan 2019

The UK’s efforts to boost productivity while ironing out regional inequalities in job creation may be fundamentally at odds, according...

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Recruitment difficulties reach record levels

3 Jan 2019

The UK’s largest private sector survey of business sentiment has revealed that companies are finding it harder than ever to...

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