Tag Archives: brexit

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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Brexit: WTO rules on the cards?

Dr Jonathan Owens, Lecturer in Operations Management at the University of Salford Business School, and expert in supply chains comments on the huge uncertainty surrounding Brexit after Theresa May cancelled a planned vote on her deal. As a no deal scenario becomes more likely Dr Owens looks at what might …

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Manufacturing outlook deteriorates as uncertainty continues to bite

The outlook for Britain’s manufacturers is deteriorating on the back of a cocktail of factors related to Brexit uncertainty, weaker global growth and the impact of protectionist policies according to a major survey published today by EEF and business advisory firm BDO LLP. According to the Q4 EEF/BDO Manufacturing Outlook survey, …

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UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement delivers on key outcomes for Industry, says EEF

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation has welcomed the Withdrawal Agreement published last week, believing it safeguards the key outcomes that will enable manufacturers to plan for the future with a far greater degree of certainty. Earlier this year, EEF conducted a Brexit Audit, which highlighted the main asks from manufacturing as …

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Industry calls for extension to transition period

The head of one of Britain’s biggest business groups has called for the UK to secure a significantly longer transition period to follow next year’s exit from the European Union after last week’s failure to agree a tariff schedule at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). He urges the Government to …

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Brexit concerns loom large, despite businesses doing all they can to prepare

Fears over Brexit appear to be increasing businesses’ perception of the risks in their supply chain, despite evidence suggesting many have taken steps to ready themselves for a post-Brexit environment, a new report has found. The Q2 2018 Global Supply Chain Risk Report, published today (20 August) by Cranfield School …

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Domestic bliss

Buying British to reduce the balance of payments deficit has long been an ambition of parties of every political stripe. There is a fundamental belief that if we all just bought a few more products bearing the national flag we could turn the economy around. Jeff Kiernan, commercial director at …

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