Latent potential lies in mid-market industrial businesses, say a2e
Recent stockpiling in preparation for the now-altered Brexit deadline of the 31st of March led to an artificial jump in order demand in the manufacturing world. The HIS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose across October, although still remains ultimately in contraction, as it has for the last six months.
Lord Baker echoes ARC Coachworks' skills gap concern
In a recent House of Lords debate, Conservative peer and former education secretary Lord Ken Baker of Dorking moved to address the skills gap in areas of British industry, the lack of young people taking up apprenticeships and the reasons behind the decline.
Mistura highlight UK medication risks and importance of patient choice
As the general election race hots up, it is the NHS that is dominating the field of political debate alongside the Brexit saga. Every major party is promising to pump money into the health service, but there are other major issues to consider outside of funding. One of these is education on medication and its impact on some of the most vulnerable in society.
Amid ‘arts funding crisis’, Aberdeen could look to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for inspiration
A Scottish Government committee was recently warned that Aberdeen was facing an ‘arts funding crisis.’ Giving evidence to the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee’s Arts Funding Inquiry, Ken Hay, speaking on behalf of Culture Aberdeen, said that a 19% reduction in Aberdeen City Council’s cultural funding this financial year had left the city’s arts sector in a precarious position.
ACE report suggests services like OMS may shine post-Brexit
A report conducted by The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), titled Future of Consultancy – Global Export Strategy for UK Consultancy and Engineering, calls for UK consultants and firms to look abroad and prioritise overseas construction markets. As Brexit looms ever closer, the future relationships between UK companies and their international counterparts is going to be the deciding factor on a successful transition period.
Clean Green Services Seek Clarity on the Irish Border
In a tumultuous week where the Government settled on an agreement with the European Union for Britain's withdrawal from the bloc, The Parliamentary Review assesses what practical impact this could have on British businesses which rely on trade with European countries.