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Skills shortage is top risk facing manufacturers, survey finds
Mike Thornton

24 May 2017

New statistics, taken from a manufacturing industry survey by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, show that recruiting and retaining talent is a top risk for the sector.

UK manufacturers need further clarity to ride out future turbulence, warns RSM
Mike Thornton

07 March 2017

There has been a lot of commentary about future turbulence for manufacturers following the Brexit decision and wider global political change. In a bid to provide some clarity, the government has recently launched a Modern Industrial Strategy which seeks to deliver a high-skilled competitive economy that benefits all. But what do UK manufacturers really need?

RSM welcomes manufacturing optimism but warns of potential headwinds
Mike Thornton

07 February 2017

Commenting on the latest CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, Mike Thornton, head of manufacturing at RSM, said: ‘The latest CIPS Manufacturing PMI highlights an optimistic start to 2017 – new orders are up, output has increased and employment levels remain strong, despite market uncertainty and increasing input costs.

RSM's Mike Thornton comments on the latest CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI
Mike Thornton

01 December 2016

Mike Thornton, Head of Manufacturing at RSM comments on the latest CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index.

RSM comments on the latest CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index
Mike Thornton

01 November 2016

The latest CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index has revealed that despite a slight dip in October the sector maintained a solid rate of expansion, with an uplift in output across all sectors, particularly intermediate goods, and an increase in new orders and employment.

RSM comments on new Food and Drink action plan
Mike Thornton

19 October 2016

We comment on the news that the Government has launched a new international action plan to grow UK food and drink exports over the next five years.

RSM comments on latest UK car production growth figures
Mike Thornton

22 September 2016

Mike Thornton, National Head of Manufacturing and Yorkshire Audit Partner comments on UK car production growth figures announced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today.

R&D tax relief claims by manufacturing firms rise by 10 per cent
Mike Thornton

15 September 2016

New statistics from HMRC have revealed there was a 10 per cent year-on-year rise in the number of claims for research and development tax credits submitted by manufacturing firms in 2014-15.

RSM comments on the latest CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index
Mike Thornton

02 September 2016

The latest CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) has announced that the PMI recovered sharply to 53.3 from the 41-month low posted in July following the EU referendum.

RSM comments on UK car production growth figures
Mike Thornton

29 July 2016

Commenting on UK car production growth figures announced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today.

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