Manufacturers urge George Osborne to cut energy costs for business

Manufacturers urge George Osborne to cut energy costs for business Lobby group EEF calls on chancellor to scrap green taxes as part of series of measures which it says will support recovery.
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Autumn statement 2012: what business organisations want

From the CBI to the IoD, what Britain’s business organisations want out of George Osborne’s mini-budgetBusiness organisations have drafted their wish lists ahead of the chancellor’s autumn statement, which has morphed into a mini budget. Find out who wants what.Confederation of British IndustryThe CBI has called on the chancellor to stick to the course on […]
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Economy has slowed sharply, NIESR says

Unexpectedly weak performance of industry makes a ‘triple-dip’ recession look increasingly likely, analysts sayThe pace of growth in Britain’s recession-scarred economy slowed sharply in the autumn, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research predicted on Tuesday, after official figures revealed a 1.7% drop in industrial output in September.The thinktank’s latest forecast, published on Tuesday, […]
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Economy has slowed sharply, NIESR says

Unexpectedly weak performance of industry makes a ‘triple-dip’ recession look increasingly likely, analysts sayThe pace of growth in Britain’s recession-scarred economy slowed sharply in the autumn, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research predicted on Tuesday, after official figures revealed a 1.7% drop in industrial output in September.The thinktank’s latest forecast, published on Tuesday, […]
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Vince Cable should stop signing away workers’ rights by the back door | Ian Murray

Cable wrote off the Beecroft report, but now he’s consulting to introduce measures like fire-at-will for micro-businessesVince Cable likes to proclaim that he acts as a check on his coalition partners’ “nasty” tendencies when it comes to all of our rights at work, but he is pushing ahead with the majority of the recommendations in […]
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Manufacturers urge ministers to drop ‘no-fault dismissal’ plan

EEF manufacturing organisation calls on ministers to focus on other areas of employment reformControversial Tory plans to allow employers to sack workers at will are set to be dealt a major blow on Wednesday when British manufacturers warn that the proposal would be counter productive.In a major boost to Vince Cable, who is expected to […]
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UK economy grew 0.1% to avoid recession, says NIESR

Thinktank estimates UK economy grew 0.1% in the first quarter of this year, narrowly avoiding a double-dip recessionThe UK economy has avoided a double-dip recession by the narrowest of margins, a leading thinktank predicted after a manufacturing slump underscored the fragile nature of Britain’s recovery.The economy grew just 0.1% in the first quarter of this […]
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What’s really happening with UK manufacturing?

Survey evidence shows a sector on the mend while official data shows output falling – somebody is getting it wrongSomebody is getting it wrong about UK manufacturing. The picture is rosy according to the survey evidence, with purchasing managers, the EEF, the British Chambers of Commerce and the CBI all painting a picture of a […]
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Budget 2012 must power makers’ revival, says Midlands manufacturer

Fozmula MD welcomes corporation tax cut but wants more nuts and bolts on government strategy to increase exportsA cut in corporation tax was welcomed on the frontline of Britain’s manufacturing revival on Wednesday, but there is a sense that a sustained recovery will need more than big gestures.Fozmula makes monitors for power generators – one […]
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