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Monday, 29th June 2015

Hiring up 13% as economy accelerates
UK professional recruitment firms now have 13% more vacancies on their books than this time last year, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

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Rise of the machines causing skills shortages, claims government report
The advance of robotics and 3D printing is boosting demand for highly-skilled, IT literate workers in the UK’s advanced manufacturing sector according to a new study by the government’s skills body, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).

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Stephens to retire from Symphony board
Symphony Environmental Technologies has said that deputy chairman of the board Michael Stephens will retire from the board.
 
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FSB calls on Chancellor to back ambitious small businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the Chancellor to reduce the deficit, stimulate growth and back ambitious small businesses in his Budget on 8 July.

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CBI calls for tax roadmap
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called on the Chancellor to use his first Budget of the new Government to give businesses of all sizes the stability and certainty to boost investment, drive growth and create jobs.

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Dow Chemical celebrates same-sex marriage ruling
One of the world’s largest polyethylene makers has celebrated the ruling from the US Supreme Court allowing same sex marriage.
 
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UK competitive place to invest - EEF
Britain’s manufacturers are planning to invest across a range of areas in the next two years in an effort to boost productivity, according to a survey released today by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and Lombard Asset Finance.

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Surface Generation breaks two-minute barrier for compression moulding cycles
Midlands-based Surface Generation, a provider of advanced carbon fibre processing technologies, has unveiled new compression moulding technology for high-volume automotive and consumer electronics manufacturers.

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