Moving production to low cost countries – costing thousands of skilled manufacturing jobs – may be going into reverse.
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There was plenty of data out this week suggesting a bleaker economic picture than that painted by the government and the media.
Stoking up anti-EU sentiment may be popular with the right-wing press, but it creates uncertainty around jobs and investment.
The resurrection of 1980s style Enterprise Zones is proving to be a new embarrassment for the government.
Growth is being driven by consumer credit and household debt, despite the need for exports and manufacturing
The Tories have clearly not learned the lesson of the last two decades.
The re-balancing of the economy which Osborne promised has been all but abandoned.
Unite has set out ten recommendations for rebalancing the economy and developing an effective manufacturing strategy.
Claims by the coalition government that the UK’s beleaguered manufacturing sector is beginning to show signs of recovery were dealt another blow this week by the reliable Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which showed that manufacturing contracted in the first quarter of 2013.
Figures published last week showed a shock contraction in manufacturing which rounded off another dire week for the UK economy and signalled yet more misery for ordinary working families at the hands of government austerity.
Socialist MEPs argue that the EU should intervene directly to revive manufacturing across Europe.