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UK manufacturing industry data shows road to recovery

UK manufacturing industry data shows road to recovery

The UK manufacturing sector has begun its long road to recovery after improvements in output and orders in the last three months. This is according to a new survey published by Make UK and business advisory firm BDO. According to the Make UK/BDO Manufacturing...

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£300 million to boost UK manufacturing productivity by 30%

£300 million to boost UK manufacturing productivity by 30%

Businesses with creative ideas to boost the UK’s manufacturing capabilities, including using robotics, AI and augmented reality, are set to receive £300m of joint government and industry funding, Business Secretary Alok Sharma confirmed at London Tech Week today (11...

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CBI says manufacturing downturn eases after record dip

CBI says manufacturing downturn eases after record dip

Manufacturer output volumes in the three months to August continued to fall quickly, but the pace of decline eased somewhat from last month’s survey-record decline, according to the latest CBI monthly Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 278 manufacturers found...

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Digital Forum at heart of £85m King’s Quarter plan

Digital Forum at heart of £85m King’s Quarter plan

One of the largest digital quarters in the UK will form part of the £85million King's Quarter project to redevelop part of Gloucester city centre. Plans for The Forum, which will form part of the regeneration of King's Square, have been revealed as part of today's...

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Civic leaders urge greater investment in R&D

Civic leaders urge greater investment in R&D

Leaders from across local and civic government, as well as universities and research institutions, have signed a manifesto calling on Whitehall to provide more support to the knowledge economy to ‘level up’ the regions. The 10-point manifesto was sent to business...

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Place Matters: Innovation and Growth in the UK

Place Matters: Innovation and Growth in the UK

Produced by Metro Dynamics, on behalf of Bruntwood SciTech, the Place Matters: Innovation and Growth in the UK report explores the power of place.Many of our cities and towns have or have had a key role in the creation of the innovation-based global knowledge economy....

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CBI reports record drop in UK manufacturing as total orders dip

CBI reports record drop in UK manufacturing as total orders dip

Hopes of a rebound in manufacturing output in the three months to July have been dashed by figures from the Confederation of British Industry that showed production volumes declined at a record pace and total orders fell at their fastest rate since October 1980. The...

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