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The UK’s economic recovery remains strong, with  GDP in 2014 up 2.6% on 2013. 27 January 2015
A resurgence of growth is set to create more than 200,000 construction jobs in the UK by 2019, according to new research released by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

  27 January 2015

PRW has had a sneak preview at the new website to be launched on 2 February and will have more than 1,500 pages. 26 January 2015
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has hosted a cross-party group of MPs to identify possible solutions to the deterioration of payment practises in the UK.

  26 January 2015

New orders continued to expand for UK manufacturers in the three months to January, reports the latest CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

  22 January 2015

Nearly half of UK manufacturers are unaware of the government’s Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme, according to new research from npower Business Solutions. 22 January 2015
The adoption of low carbon policies and technology has helped the UK revive its ailing car production sector. 16 January 2015
Machine drives down defects in automotive mouldings 16 January 2015
Multi-machine data management and analysis cuts down on defects. 16 January 2015
“Further detailed design work is needed” on apprenticeship funding reforms, following its consultation in March 2014.

  14 January 2015

Cheaper fuel prices help push inflation to the lowest rate since May 2000, aided and abetted by gas and electricity price rises falling out of the calculation 13 January 2015
More than 50 jobs are under threat at a bottle-making factory in Consett, County Durham.

  12 January 2015

Engineering firms have the potential to generate an additional £27bn per year from 2022, a report has claimed.

 

 
12 January 2015
Resin distributor Chase Plastics posted sales growth of 9% in 2014, with growth rate expected to top 10% this year.

  10 January 2015

The German Association for Plastics Packagings and Films has found 31% of its members predicted increases in turnover. 9 January 2015


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