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  • 21st October 2020

    Manufacturing output rises for fourth month in a row

    The manufacturing sector’s gradual recovery from the COVID-19 downturn continued through September, with new export growth reaching its highest rate for nearly two years.
  • 19th October 2020

    Businesses urged to prepare for EU Transition

    Business Secretary Alok Sharma has written an open letter to over 600,000 UK firms, calling on them to familiarise themselves with the new rules they will need to follow from January 2021.
  • 14th October 2020

    Manufacturers taking ‘significant steps’ to digitalisation

    Nearly eight in ten manufacturers are confident that industrial digital technologies like AI, 3D printing and the Internet of Things will be a reality in their business by 2025, according to new re...
  • 13th October 2020

    ‘Check, Change, Go’ webinars to help firms prepare for post-EU

    With less than 100 days to go until the UK leaves the EU Single Market and Customs Union, the government is ramping up guidance to help importers and exporters prepare.  
  • 1st October 2020

    Industry welcomes ‘Winter Economy Plan’

    Plans for a new Job Support Scheme starting in November have been warmly received by the manufacturing industry, with experts suggesting it will save many thousands of jobs.
  • 30th September 2020

    Record number of robots in UK factories

    The number of industrial robots operating in UK factories grew by 5 per cent last year, with COVID-19 and the UK’s departure from the EU expected to further boost uptake in the long-term.
  • 28th September 2020

    Businesses urged to beware of rising modern slavery risk

    With modern slavery a growing problem in the UK and abroad, GC Business Growth Hub is running quarterly awareness sessions to help businesses reduce the risk of slavery in their supply chain.
  • 25th September 2020

    North West retains manufacturing top spot

    The North West remains the UK’s leading manufacturing region by output, number of employees and average relative salary, according to the latest annual analysis from Make UK.
  • 18th September 2020

    £300m for productivity-boosting manufacturing projects

    Businesses with creative ideas to boost the UK’s manufacturing capabilities through the use of cutting-edge technology can access funding through the Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge.
  • 18th September 2020

    Manufacturers urged to take advantage of apprenticeship bonus

    Companies are being urged to act quickly to take advantage of new government payments for hiring apprentices, which run until January 2021.

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