Tag Archives: Manufacturing

The north is still falling behind the rest of the UK – what can we do?

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With the right leadership and support, the north of England can return to its former status as a leading economic and social force for change.

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Manufacturing suffers another setback on Osborne’s watch

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The UK is still over-reliant for growth on inflated house prices and low paid jobs.

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The message to Chuka Umunna and his shadow BIS team – be bold

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Relying on short-term, low skill jobs to boost the economy is not the answer.

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Advanced manufacturing must play a major role in growing and rebalancing the economy

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A review of manufacturing commissioned by Labour says the UK needs to avoid damaging economic short-termism.

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Euro Unions demand: end austerity and put industry back to work

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European manufacturing and industrial unions met in Madrid this week at a specially convened conference to discuss the crisis in European industry.

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According to George Osborne, a UK manufacturing resurgence is still not on the cards

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Yesterday’s Budget did little to convince Unite and our members employed in manufacturing that the government has set a course to re-balance the UK economy.

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Budget 2014: The government is sitting on its hands instead of supporting British industry

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Even with the car industry motoring ahead in investment and creating jobs, manufacturing employment is barely higher than three years previously.

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Manufacturing jobs may be coming back to Britain

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Moving production to low cost countries – costing thousands of skilled manufacturing jobs – may be going into reverse.

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The other British economy: low productivity and no manufacturing strategy

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There was plenty of data out this week suggesting a bleaker economic picture than that painted by the government and the media.

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Leaving the EU would put thousands of manufacturing jobs at risk

Stoking up anti-EU sentiment may be popular with the right-wing press, but it creates uncertainty around jobs and investment.

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