01 June 2017
According to statistics taken from the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), the future outlook for the manufacturing sector looks very positive. Figures in May showed market resilience, with the sector sustaining most of the growth momentum gained during April.
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.
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?
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.
01 December 2016
Mike Thornton, Head of Manufacturing at RSM comments on the latest CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index.
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.
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.
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.
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.