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  • 18th March 2019

    Highlights from Spring Statement 2019

    Overshadowed by Brexit drama, the Chancellor's Spring Statement was thin on the ground, but unveiled plans for a ‘dramatic’ temporary shift in import tariffs in the case of No Deal Brexit.
  • 15th March 2019

    2018’s Year of Engineering reviewed

    Following on from 2018’s Year of Engineering educational campaign, experts are hoping that the number of young people choosing a career in the field will rise.
  • 8th March 2019

    SMEs invited to ‘bridge the graphene gap’

    Greater Manchester SMEs are being invited to an exclusive event in Manchester on 20-21 March to discover more about the wide range of industrial applications for graphene and 2D materials.
  • 6th March 2019

    Domestic orders creating a ‘false boom’ for UK manufacturing

    Manufacturing surveys show that order levels have overtaken exports for the first time since 2016, but this is mainly due to a Eurozone slump and stockpiling activity ahead of Brexit.
  • 6th March 2019

    Government-industry deal to create thousands of AI graduates

    A nationwide programme of industry-funded artificial intelligence training courses has been launched in the UK to drive up skills in next-generation industrial technologies.
  • 4th March 2019

    Plans for manufacturers to pay more for their packaging waste

    The government is seeking views on a new producer responsibility system for packaging, which will see manufacturers pay the full cost for recycling and disposing the packaging they put on the market.
  • 1st March 2019

    Annual survey gauges the mood of UK manufacturing

    The Annual Manufacturing Report 2019, published by The Manufacturer, provides a comprehensive overview of the state and mindset of UK manufacturing for the year ahead.
  • 27th February 2019

    ‘Huge response’ to Made Smarter programme

    Speaking to manufacturers on 19 February, Business Secretary Greg Clark praised the early impact of the Made Smarter North West programme, which already has 140 manufacturers on board.
  • 25th February 2019

    £30m for new manufacturing hubs

    Three new hubs centred in Manchester, Swansea and Sheffield universities have been created to boost British manufacturing in steel, bio-manufacturing and electrical machinery.
  • 22nd February 2019

    Manufacturers recognised in FSB North West Awards

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has announced the 2019 North West winners of its Celebrating Small Business Awards, which recognised three of the region’s manufacturers.

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