Manufacturing sector

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Ford to invest £230m in electric vehicle plant on Merseyside
Move to upgrade transmission plant at Halewood to produce parts for electric drive will maintain about 500 jobs

Jasper Jolly

18, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK manufacturers hit back at claims firms are too reliant on foreign labour
Make UK urges government to work with sector to alleviate supply chain crisis instead viewing it as ‘the enemy within’

Joanna Partridge

18, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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You’re betraying your Quaker roots: fury at Clarks’ ‘fire and rehire’ plan
The shoe firm was founded in Street in Somerset in 1825. Now workers there are on strike and feel a proud history is being erased

Tom Wall

17, Oct, 2021 @5:15 AM

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Domestic holiday boom helped UK economy bounce back in August
Spending in bars, restaurants and festivals rose during first full month without Covid controls in England

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

13, Oct, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Energy crisis: UK government will only support firms on brink of closure
Industry leaders say means-tested package is no more than ‘flimsy sticking plaster’ for high energy costs

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

12, Oct, 2021 @3:55 PM

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No 10 backs Kwasi Kwarteng as split with Treasury emerges in energy row
PM’s spokesperson says Treasury and BEIS officials looking at ways to help manufacturers

Rowena Mason, Heather Stewart and Rob Davies

11, Oct, 2021 @7:27 PM

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Liberty Steel owner GFG to restart Rotherham and Stocksbridge plants
‘Substantial majority’ of 1,000 jobs will be saved, with £50m pumped into the business

Sarah Butler

10, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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A resentful UK plc hits back at Boris Johnson’s conference business-bashing
Analysis: from retailers to farmers, employers have not taken kindly to being told to stop whingeing about the supply crisis

Larry Elliott Economics editor

08, Oct, 2021 @12:34 PM

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Two in three UK firms expect to raise prices in Christmas run-up, poll finds
BCC warning comes as Greggs flags price pressures amid surge in fuel and energy costs

Larry Elliott and Sarah Butler

05, Oct, 2021 @9:30 PM

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UK business confidence collapses as fears of ‘stagflation’ grow
Supply chain shortages and price rises could lead to the zero growth and high inflation seen in the 1970s

Richard Partington and Larry Elliott

01, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How ‘wonder material’ graphene became a national security concern
UK and China are racing to develop forms of the super-strength technology that has potential aerospace and weaponry uses

Jasper Jolly

27, Sep, 2021 @3:16 PM

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A man used to leaving a mess for others to clear | Brief letters
Brief letters: Johnson’s UN speech | CO2 shortage | Petrol delivery | Library books | Imperial measures


24, Sep, 2021 @3:35 PM

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