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IHS Markit/CIPS PMI figures provide cause for optimism for Moretube Engineering

Strong figures recorded in the recent IHS Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers index [PMI] bodes well for British industry and manufacturing.

Republic of Ireland to shut schools in response to coronavirus outbreak

From 6 o’clock this evening, schools across the Republic of Ireland will be closed in response to the nation’s coronavirus outbreak.

Leader's Council reports: Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveils 2020 Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has presented his first Budget in the House of Commons, laying out the government’s plans for tax and expenditure for the year.

Audio Schemes’ skills focus reflects City and Guilds report

The issues with recruitment that firms face as a result of the UK skills shortfall are well-documented, yet a recent City & Guild report has shone a new light on the issue: the lack of training to upskill workers who are already in employment.

Huawei 5G network to go ahead in spite of backbench objection

Boris Johnson faced his first backbench rebellion during his time as prime minister yesterday, regarding the government’s plans to allow Huawei to be in used for the UK’s 5G network.

Interest rates cut to support businesses during coronavirus outbreak

Interest rates have been cut in an attempt to help banks support firms amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Roof-Link sentiment pertinent as BAE and Bombardier are investigated for late payments

The issue of mistreatment of smaller firms by large contractors has come under the microscope once again recently, after Britain’s largest defence contractor and a train manufacturing giant were both investigated for late payments.

Ministers need to act faster to meet 2050 climate target, says report

A report has revealed that the UK will not be able to go climate neutral before 2050 unless people stop flying and eating red meat.

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