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18th July 2016 Post BREXIT

BREXIT: What now for UK manufacturing? Now that the dust is beginning to settle following the UK voting to leave the EU, it is clear that it will take some time to determine what the economic infrastructure will be once we do finally reach the point of exit. One immediate effect, however, is the initial…

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3rd March 2016 EU Referendum

EU: Good or bad for UK manufacturing? The announcement of the date for the In/Out of the EU referendum has stirred debate as to whether being within the EU is good or bad for UK manufacturing business. There is clearly no simple answer to the question, with various interest groups declaring themselves as yes or…

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30th November 2015 Business Asset Financing

Green Finance: Santander now lending on energy efficient CapEx. Santander, through their partners Macquarie Equipment Finance, have recently announced that they will lend on the following energy efficient asset purchases: Batteries/storage Biomass Boilers Boilers (condensing/gas) Building Management Systems CHP systems Energy Efficient Lighting (LED) Gas turbines Heating/ventilation air conditioning systems Metering Power factor correction Roof ventilation Solar…

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20th October 2015 Risk Management

Export Insurance: Mitigating export risk. Whilst commercial banks and insurers will be your first source of support, if you can’t get export insurance from the private market, UK Export Finance may be able to help.  UK Export Finance is the UK’s export credit agency and is the operating name of the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD)…

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14th October 2015 Apprenticeships

Manufacturing: Record numbers undertaking apprenticeships. Provisional statistics released show that more people than ever are doing an apprenticeship, with a strong growth in the number of higher apprenticeships. According to the figures, more than 872,000 people were employed on government-funded apprenticeships during the 2014-15 academic year, with almost 30,000 people working towards gaining the higher…

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4th April 2014 Reshoring

Are You Considering Reshoring? There are early signs of a growing trend of manufacturing businesses taking a critical look at their production processes. Parts of their production that had previously been outsourced abroad, particularly to perceived low cost suppliers in the east, are now being brought back to the UK. This is being labelled as…

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