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Union welcomes Nissan commitment to Sunderland plant

Unite, Britain’s largest trade union, has welcomed Nissan’s decision to build two new cars at its Sunderland plant. The car maker announced on Thursday that it will produce the next Qashqai and will … Continue reading “Union welcomes Nissan commitment to Sunderland plant”


UK manufacturers see export boost from weaker pound

UK manufacturers saw a rise in output and orders over the last quarter, with a significant increase in exports due to the weaker pound, according to a new report from the CBI. The … Continue reading “UK manufacturers see export boost from weaker pound”


UK manufacturers report ‘solid rebound’ in August

Activity in the UK?s manufacturing sector rebounded in August, according to the latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers? index (PMI), released on Thursday. The seasonally adjusted UK Manufacturing PMI stood at 53.3, recovering from the … Continue reading “UK manufacturers report ‘solid rebound’ in August”


Report shows recovery in UK manufacturing before Brexit vote

UK manufacturers reported an increase in activity in the run-up to the EU referendum, according to the latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers? index (PMI). The closely watched PMI was at a five-month high in … Continue reading “Report shows recovery in UK manufacturing before Brexit vote”


General Dynamics brings AJAX vehicle assembly, integration and testing to south Wales

General Dynamics Land Systems-UK, a provider of defence systems, on Monday declared the opening of its new Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT) facility at Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales, … Continue reading “General Dynamics brings AJAX vehicle assembly, integration and testing to south Wales”


Pharmaceuticals firms fined £45m by UK competition watchdog

The UK’s primary competition and consumer authority, the CMA, revealed on Friday that it has imposed fines totalling GBP45m on several pharmaceutical companies, which relate to anti-competitive conduct and agreements in relation to … Continue reading “Pharmaceuticals firms fined £45m by UK competition watchdog”


Construction and manufacturing performance weighs down UK economic growth in third quarter

Economic growth in the UK slowed to 0.5% in the third quarter this year according to the latest seasonally adjusted Gross Domestic Product: Preliminary Estimate, Quarter 3 (July to September) 2015 released by … Continue reading “Construction and manufacturing performance weighs down UK economic growth in third quarter”


Productivity in UK increases to highest recorded level

The UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its latest Labour Productivity figures on Thursday, which reveal an all time high since the series was first recorded four years ago. ONS labour productivity … Continue reading “Productivity in UK increases to highest recorded level”


Britain invites Chinese investors to bid for HS2 rail project

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has kick-started the bidding process for phase one of the UK governments HS2 rail project at an event in Chengdu, China, during his five day tour of the country. … Continue reading “Britain invites Chinese investors to bid for HS2 rail project”


Confidence in UK car production boosted by Nissan’s £100 million investment in Sunderland factory

Japanese car manufacturer Nissan Motor Co Ltd is to make an investment of GBP100m in its Sunderland plant, securing at total of 34,000 jobs in both manufacturing and the supply chain into the next decade, it was … Continue reading “Confidence in UK car production boosted by Nissan’s £100 million investment in Sunderland factory”


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