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Brexit could be ‘painful and costly’ for UK manufacturing

Loss of access to the Single Market and the Customs Union would condemn UK manufacturing to a “painful and costly” Brexit, EEF has warned.

It said that any suggestion that ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ is unacceptable, especially to an industry that account for 45% of all UK exports. The stark warning comes in a briefing paper published on Monday. ...
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The thin blue line

Thousands of police, fire and ambulance vehicles are kitted out at Vauxhall's Luton plant. Adam Offord walks the beat with Dick Ellam to see the production challenges and asks if UK manufacturers should be on high alert to this market.

Watering down energy costs

The manufacturing industry is one of the biggest users of energy in the country. Chris Beck investigates how manufacturers can maximise technology to minimise their energy costs

Low productivity? Take a look in the mirror

Greig Walker, director, Unleash & Engage

CI Dilemma: Not meeting with expectations

A lean-style morning debrief distorts into an excuse to down tools in this month’s dilemma

Employment Law SOS

Tracey Marsden of Nabarro LLP looks at redundancy pay and malicious staff rumours.

Employment law

David Beswick, employment law partner at Eversheds, explores a rogue whistleblower and bullying amongst trainee staff

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A partnership made at the top of the O2

Most suppliers of any product or service would like to describe their relationships with their customers as ‘partnerships’ but in reality, to most customers they are still regarded simply as the ‘supplier’.

The health of manufacturing is back - thanks to technology

Technology is helping manufacturing find its mojo again, says Derek Hill, managing director of ATS

Style and substance

Jon Marchant, global category manager at Dr Martens, explains why style and comfort have to be considered along with safety in today's protective footwear