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How businesses are diversifying amid the Covid-19 crisis
29 April 2020

How businesses are diversifying amid the Covid-19 crisis

In a conference call in March, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urged business to make 30,000 ventilators in a matter of weeks, more than would usually be manufactured in a normal year.

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No need to panic buy toilet roll say White Oak UK customer Punjab Paper Converters
23 March 2020

No need to panic buy toilet roll say White Oak UK customer Punjab Paper Converters

We’ve all seen the pictures on social media of empty shelves at supermarkets and toilet rolls disappearing as soon as they appear with the COVID-19 crisis causing some people to panic buy.

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Why Asset Finance is a vital tool for Construction and Manufacturing firms
2 March 2020

Why Asset Finance is a vital tool for Construction and Manufacturing firms

Construction and Manufacturing are two of the UK’s largest and most important industries. Together, they employ some 5.1 million people across the UK (construction 2.4 million and manufacturing 2.7 million)...

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Manufacturers say Brexit uncertainty has led to reduced profits in last two years
25 November 2019

Manufacturers say Brexit uncertainty has led to reduced profits in last two years

The manufacturer’s organisation Make UK and the law firm Squire Patton Boggs have released a report that found 64% of manufacturers say Brexit delay and uncertainty has slashed profits in last two years, with nearly...

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Manufacturing fashion in the UK is greener than offshore
14 November 2019

Manufacturing fashion in the UK is greener than offshore

UK fashion manufacturer David Nieper, in conjunction with the University of Nottingham Energy Innovation and Collaboration team, has released a report on the environmental impact of offshore manufacturing.

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Finance the equipment you need and offset the tax with the AIA increase
27 November 2018

Finance the equipment you need and offset the tax with the AIA increase

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is increasing from £200k to £1m, giving small-medium businesses the chance to invest in equipment and technology with up to 100% offset against tax on business income.

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New budget to stimulate business investment thanks to AIA increase
2 November 2018

New budget to stimulate business investment thanks to AIA increase

On Monday, Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his last pre-Brexit Autumn 2018 Budget, announcing a number of reliefs and spending pledges, largely welcomed by many of the UK’s business leaders.

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Don't miss the benefits of apprentices
19 February 2018

Don't miss the benefits of apprentices

The spotlight has once again turned to the skills shortage in the UK, as British businesses seem to be facing an uphill battle to find the right people to fill positions.

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Preparing your business for a digital age
13 February 2018

Preparing your business for a digital age

Technology is changing every corner of our lives, and it seems as though 2018 is the year when many British businesses really wake up to this. As we are propelled into the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s...

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Our industries must not fall behind again
6 November 2017

Our industries must not fall behind again

From robotics to artificial intelligence (AI), advances in technology have been gathering pace over recent years. Built on the digital advances of the past four decades, the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution is...

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Your chance to overcome manufacturing barriers
28 February 2017

Your chance to overcome manufacturing barriers

From the advanced robotic centres of South Yorkshire to the artisan food producers of North Yorkshire, the region is home to a world class manufacturing sector which is rich both heritage and opportunity.

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