Manufacturing sector

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Clarks looking for reboot under new Chinese leadership
After British founding family was forced to cede control, focus of attention turns to Asia

Rupert Neate

28, Nov, 2021 @3:14 PM

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UK factories struggle to meet record demand as supply issues continue
CBI snapshot finds firms running down stocks to meet order books and raising concerns about inflation

Larry Elliott Economics editor

24, Nov, 2021 @4:44 PM

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UK businesses pushed to raise prices amid record jump in costs
Analysts say reports of high demand and jobs growth could give green light for interest rate increase

Phillip Inman

23, Nov, 2021 @11:55 AM

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Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance sells two car parts factories in England
Plant in Essex will still shut despite Jaguar Land Rover finding buyer for sites owned by Sanjeev Gupta’s firm

Jasper Jolly

18, Nov, 2021 @6:11 PM

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‘There is nothing that hasn’t gone up’: how rising costs are hitting UK businesses
As inflation hits 10-year high, Covid-hit sectors are sounding the alarm on spiralling prices

Jasper Jolly, Joanna Partridge, Sarah Butler and Gwyn Topham

17, Nov, 2021 @12:51 PM

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Major European carmakers will hit emissions targets too easily, research shows
Report suggests weak targets could push firms to make millions more of the much more profitable petrol and diesel cars

Jasper Jolly

15, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Johnson & Johnson to spin off consumer arm to focus on medical division
Shake-up is the biggest in healthcare company’s 135-year history and follows similar moves by rivals

Julia Kollewe

12, Nov, 2021 @5:43 PM

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Blow to UK battery industry hopes as Johnson Matthey halts research
British chemical giant to exit sector saying it is lagging too far behind rivals already making batteries at scale

Jasper Jolly

11, Nov, 2021 @1:45 PM

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UK economic recovery slows sharply as GDP grows by 1.3%
Surging infection rates, the ‘pingdemic’, rising prices and supply constraints put the brakes on growth

Larry Elliott Economics editor

11, Nov, 2021 @7:39 AM

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Carmaking recast: West Midlands finds new role in electric vehicle industry
Some firms reinvent themselves in the battery era, but others struggle as work moves abroad

Jasper Jolly in the West Midlands

09, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK business output slows for sixth month in a row amid supply chain crisis
Rising energy prices and worker shortages also take toll, says accountancy firm BDO

Jasper Jolly

08, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Low tax v levelling up: the Tories’ policy tensions will not go away | Larry Elliott
Thatcherites hate the ‘big state’, but economic realities are forcing the party into messy compromises

Larry Elliott

31, Oct, 2021 @2:14 PM

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