02 July 2021
We expected to see a continuation of the strong growth we have seen in recent months in the latest CIPS Manufacturing PMI. The slight dip on the previous record month of 65.6 to 63.9 indicates that good conditions remain, and that consumer spending is driving activity. This trend is likely to continue until international travel restrictions are lifted and competition on pent up consumer savings increases.
22 June 2021
The purchasing managers index (PMI) is an economic indicator containing information taken from private sector manufacturing firms. The index surveys the individuals that buy the materials needed for a company to manufacture its products.
02 June 2021
It’s great to see another increase in the latest CIPS Manufacturing PMI to a record high of 65.6 from 60.9; and reinforces the important role that UK manufacturing will play in the economic recovery this year.
18 May 2021
Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Lee Lockwood as a partner in its Restructuring Advisory team in Leeds.
20 April 2021
Many businesses have faced challenges in some form as a result of the end of the Brexit transition period and late introduction of the UK-EU trade agreement. Initial blockages were anticipated at the ports, however, the congestion has not been as bad as anticipated.
15 April 2021
In recent weeks, businesses have been bombarded with news of Brexit changes for VAT and customs and the (sometimes unintended) consequences for trade. RSM’s Top 10 guide for Northern Ireland will help you cut through the noise.
09 April 2021
Despite uncertainty and supply chain pressures, the latest CIPS Manufacturing PMI shows significant improvement increasing to a decade-high of 58.9 from 55.1.
01 March 2021
After hitting a three-month low at the start of the year, the latest CIPS Manufacturing PMI signals slight improvement for manufacturers moving to 55.1 from 54.1.
10 February 2021
With ongoing skills shortages, the current uncertainty of labour markets and an ageing workforce, manufacturers must get the most out of apprenticeships. We can help.
09 February 2021
What practical steps can you take to mitigate supply chain risks and how can you react to disruption? We explore a few possible scenarios and the options at your disposal to put together your supply chain risk management strategy.