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Manufacturing activity drops sharply, with fears of worse to come - CBI survey

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UK manufacturers reported the quickest falls in output volumes and total new orders since 2009 in the three months to April, while business optimism plunged at a record pace. That's according to the latest CBI quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

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The UK manufacturing sector will play a vital role in ensuring that the economy remains robust after we leave the European Union.

Tax incentives for investment in automation and robotics

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The UK is lagging behind the rest of the world. Having led the First Industrial Revolution, the UK is at serious threat of falling behind other countries

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It doesn’t really matter whether you agree with the need for the population to live greener or not; as a manufacturer, you have to anticipate and meet the needs of the consumer, and global political agenda now supports objectives for carbon neutrality within this generation.

Cybercrime a fact of life

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Fraud and cybercrime represent a significant cost. The recent 2019 ‘Financial Cost of Fraud Report’, researched by Crowe UK and the University of Portsmouth, found that global losses equate to £3.89 trillion annually – a figure which amounts to 6.05% of the world’s GDP.

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