FBC Foreword

FBC Foreword

KIM CARR Managing Partner, FBC Manby Bowdler There is no avoiding the fact that one topic has dominated most aspects of our national life during the last year – and will do so for some years to come. The UK’s exit from the EU throws up many questions for businesses...
Innovation in UK Manufacturing

Innovation in UK Manufacturing

Barclays has published the results of a major new study – “A New Image for Manufacturing” – which surveyed 2000 16-23 year olds (‘Gen Z’) in order to understand how perceptions of manufacturing have changed, and 500 manufacturing decisionmakers to reveal the...
Economic Review of the Manufacturing Sector

Economic Review of the Manufacturing Sector

HIGHER GOVERNMENT SPENDING AND SHORT-TERM TAX CUTS ANNOUNCED IN THE BUDGET ARE EXPECTED TO BOOST GROWTH IN 2019. UK Macroeconomic FactorsThe Bank of England (BoE) raised its policy rate to 0.75% in August 2018. A gradual tightening cycle is expected to continue,...
Labour Market: Challenges and Opportunities

Labour Market: Challenges and Opportunities

The UK’s manufacturing sector is experiencing its longest period of sustained employment growth in four decades. In the five years to March 2018, 145,000 new manufacturing jobs were added to the economy. While the overall picture is positive, the sector still faces...
Investment

Investment

PUTTING RIGHT SOME MISUNDERSTANDINGS: REASONS TO BE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT UK MANUFACTURING In April 2018 the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) published a report on the True Impact of Manufacturing. The report was commissioned because there was a real...

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