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Brexit stockpiling could increase waste, says Hanwell

Hanwell Solutions has warned food manufacturers and retailers that contingency planning in advance of Brexit could be counter-productive and lead to significant food waste. Fears of disruption to the food supply chain through and after the Brexit process has led to a rush for warehouse space from companies keen to …

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Brexit: How to lead and help your team thrive in uncertain times

Brexit drama and the commercial ambiguity facing businesses, especially those that import and export to Europe, means many executives are facing chronic uncertainty over the extent of any disruption to their business. The mettle of business leaders across the country is being tested like never before, but in many professional …

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Industry chief warns ‘no deal’ catastrophic for manufacturing

The head of Britain’s manufacturers has warned the Government that leaving the EU with no deal would be catastrophic for the sector and that the prospect of applying zero tariffs on imported goods as a consequence would kill off some sectors of industry overnight. The warning will be given to …

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EEF snap survey shows that less than a fifth of manufacturers are prepared for no-deal

A survey published by EEF, The Manufacturers’ Organisation, shows that  with just six weeks to go until the UK leaves the EU, less than one in five of manufacturers are prepared for a  no-deal scenario. While 63 per cent of companies have embarked on a course of no-deal panning, eight …

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Brexit may present opportunities for UK pressure equipment makers

Leaving the European Union could provide UK pressure equipment manufacturers with significant opportunities to develop new markets provided the Government establishes appropriate safety rules, according to a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The UK has a long history of manufacturing pressure safety equipment which is essential to …

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UK businesses urged to register for continued Horizon 2020 research funding

UK businesses benefitting from Horizon 2020 research funding are urged to register their details with the Government so they can continue to receive funding if the UK leaves the EU with no deal, Science Minister Chris Skidmore said today. The Government’s online portal was launched in September 2018 after the Government …

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May’s deal fails- What would no deal look like?

Dr Jonathan Owens, lecturer in Operations Management at the University of Salford Business School, and expert in supply chains, talks about what might happen next after Theresa May suffered a huge defeat in the Commons on her Brexit deal. Dr Owens said: “The UK parliament has rejected the Brexit deal …

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UK aerospace sector will suffer if no Brexit deal agreed

Britain’s world-leading aerospace industry risks losing investment and will face supply chain problems if the government fails to negotiate a Brexit deal which maintains the current strategic relationship with the European Union, according to a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The UK aerospace industry generated £35 billion …

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Brexit fears stalk manufacturers as clock enters final countdown, says survey

The spectre of Brexit is looming large as a source of business risk for manufacturers in 2019 which, together with a cocktail of protectionism and looming global slowdown is producing a more pessimistic outlook for growth prospects in the coming year according to a major survey released today by EEF, …

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British business says no to no-deal in 100 days time

The UK’s five leading business groups, representing hundreds of thousands of businesses across the United Kingdom employing millions of people, today unite and call on politicians to prevent a disorderly ‘no-deal’ Brexit on 29th March. “Businesses have been watching in horror as politicians have focused on factional disputes rather than …

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