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....The S8 is priced at £690 and the S8+ at £780 - a jump on last year's entry prices of £569 for the S7 and £639 for the S7 Edge. Samsung was the bestselling handset manufacturer for 2016 as a whole, according to market research firm IDC. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....They say farmers need to import animal feed, and to export products if UK demand is insufficient. Food and drink manufacturers rely on exports to grow their businesses and on imports for some ingredients, while retailers need access to a full range of goods all year round, they add. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Other industries are pushing for their voice to be heard in the negotiations. Farmers and food and drink manufacturers are calling on Mrs May to "prioritise UK food security". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Failing to secure a Brexit trading deal with the EU would be disastrous for Britain’s manufacturers and Theresa May’s claim that no deal would be better than a bad deal is “simply unacceptable”, industry leaders have warned. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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...." . The company said that roughly half the steel would come from US manufacturers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. Workforces in hotels and restaurants, manufacturers and transport are made up, respectively, of 33%, 23% and 20% non-UK nationals, according to human resources consultancy Mercer, where partner Gary Simmons says Brexit is taking place on top of a four-year decline in numbers of British-born workers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Concerns have been rising among businesses in recent weeks that the UK could be heading towards a hard Brexit that would mean paying World Trade Organisation tariffs of about 5% on imports and exports with Europe. The EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, said on Wednesday that leaving the EU without a deal and falling back on WTO rules “cannot be an option” while carmakers said Brexit could be the most significant threat to competitiveness of the UK automotive sector for a generation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Barroso spoke ahead of the publication of a report on Monday from the organisation that represents British manufacturers, the EEF, saying it would be unacceptable for the British government to come away without a deal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... They believe sterling will fall a further 5% over the next year, putting more pressure on prices. Smit said Brexit could provide a boost to the UK’s food manufacturers as producers try to offset import costs by bringing raw materials and processing them here rather than buying in finished items from abroad. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Prices are unchanged. Food manufacturers are either increasing prices or shrinking pack sizes – described as “shrinkflation” – as ingredient and transport costs rise and then presumably hoping that consumers don’t notice the difference. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. In January I bought an ex-display Siemens Avantgarde tumble dryer from John Lewis in Cheadle at a greatly reduced price – £499 compared with an RRP of £1,249 – but with the John Lewis two-year guarantee (written on the receipt) along with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK businesses welcome May's free trade call but warn of no-deal Brexit disaster image
....Concerns have been rising among businesses in recent weeks that the UK could be heading towards a hard Brexit that would mean paying World Trade Organisation tariffs of about 5% on imports and exports with Europe. The EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, said on Wednesday that leaving the EU without a deal and falling back on WTO rules “cannot be an option” while carmakers said Brexit could be the most significant threat to competitiveness of the UK automotive sector for a generation. ...
Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 03:00:35 PM
....The S8 is priced at £690 and the S8+ at £780 - a jump on last year's entry prices of £569 for the S7 and £639 for the S7 Edge. Samsung was the bestselling handset manufacturer for 2016 as a whole, according to market research firm IDC. ...
Price of imported fruit and vegetables 'will rise by up to 8% after Brexit' image
.... They believe sterling will fall a further 5% over the next year, putting more pressure on prices. Smit said Brexit could provide a boost to the UK’s food manufacturers as producers try to offset import costs by bringing raw materials and processing them here rather than buying in finished items from abroad. ...
New 12-sided £1 coin hits shops tomorrow edging out old round pound after 30 years image
.... . A statement from the BPA said parking machine manufacturers “say they are positive they will be able to manage the upgrade in a timely manner”. ...
UK manufacturers tell May no EU deal is 'simply unacceptable' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:01:00 AM
. Failing to secure a Brexit trading deal with the EU would be disastrous for Britain’s manufacturers and Theresa May’s claim that no deal would be better than a bad deal is “simply unacceptable”, industry leaders have warned. ...
Brexit: Food chiefs warn on EU tariffs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 08:55:57 PM
....They say farmers need to import animal feed, and to export products if UK demand is insufficient. Food and drink manufacturers rely on exports to grow their businesses and on imports for some ingredients, while retailers need access to a full range of goods all year round, they add. ...
It feels as if I’ve been hung out to dry by John Lewis over discounted machine image
. In January I bought an ex-display Siemens Avantgarde tumble dryer from John Lewis in Cheadle at a greatly reduced price – £499 compared with an RRP of £1,249 – but with the John Lewis two-year guarantee (written on the receipt) along with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty. ...
Austerity bites? Less chocolate for your money as packets shrink image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:05:16 AM
.... Prices are unchanged. Food manufacturers are either increasing prices or shrinking pack sizes – described as “shrinkflation” – as ingredient and transport costs rise and then presumably hoping that consumers don’t notice the difference. ...
Brexit talks will fail without compromise: José Manuel Barroso image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:09 PM
....”. Barroso spoke ahead of the publication of a report on Monday from the organisation that represents British manufacturers, the EEF, saying it would be unacceptable for the British government to come away without a deal. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
....”. Workforces in hotels and restaurants, manufacturers and transport are made up, respectively, of 33%, 23% and 20% non-UK nationals, according to human resources consultancy Mercer, where partner Gary Simmons says Brexit is taking place on top of a four-year decline in numbers of British-born workers. ...
No EU trade deal is better than a bad deal? Don’t bet on it, Theresa May | Jonathan Portes image
....So what happens next? Our drug companies will still need EMA approval if they want to market their products in the rest of Europe. Will we set up our own regulator – which will take time and money, and even then manufacturers will not necessarily see getting UK approval as a priority, given that the UK market is much smaller than that of the EU or US? Or will we simply find a way of rubber-stamping approvals by an agency in which we no longer have any role? In other sectors, such as aviation or chemicals, the issues are even more complicated – legally, technically and, perhaps, politically. ...
Two major US technology firms 'tricked out of $100m' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:39:49 PM
....3m) through an email phishing scam. Posing as an Asian-based manufacturer, Evaldas Rimasauskas tricked staff into transferring money into bank accounts under his control, US officials said. ...
Do not let Brexit ruin car industry, urges chair of London Taxi Company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:51:15 AM
.... Around half the parts for the new electric taxi made at the Coventry factory will come from outside the UK. A report by PA Consulting said earlier this week that the cost of assembling a car in Britain could increase by £2,370 in the event of a hard Brexit, forcing some manufacturers to look at moving production out of the country. ...
London Taxi Company's new Ansty Park plant opens in Coventry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:04:13 AM
. A black cab manufacturer that was "on its knees" five years ago is officially opening a new £300m plant, creating more than 1,000 jobs. ...
Hard Brexit 'could increase cost of making a car in UK by £2,400' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:34:46 PM
. The cost of assembling a car in Britain could increase by £2,370 in the event of a “hard Brexit”, forcing some manufacturers to look at moving production out of the country, a report has found. ...
Discovering holes in my Skoda Yeti… and in my £729 Mapfre warranty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 06:59:01 AM
....Leaving aside the value or otherwise of the policy, we think you would have been better off bringing a claim against the supplying dealer – Available Cars. This might seem unfair, but the Consumer Rights Act makes the retailer, not the manufacturer, responsible. ...
Servicing Stop charges can start to add up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
.... Its aim is make the process of servicing “hassle free, convenient and cost effective”. It promises that all work conforms to manufacturers’ specifications and claims it has agreements with 1,500 garages in the UK. ...
Low carbon drive 'cuts household bills' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:13:08 AM
.... . Many of the easy savings on highly inefficient devices have already been made, but the committee says it has been assured by manufacturers that more can be done. ...
Zara founder to receive £1.1bn payout after record sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:47:42 AM
....Ortega opened the first Zara store in A Coruña in 1975. He was a local clothing manufacturer who had worked his way up from being a delivery boy at a shirtmakers and went on to build Inditex, now a global retailer. ...
Calls for ibuprofen sale restrictions after study finds cardiac arrest risk image
....Gislason said people should not take more than 1,200mg of ibuprofen in one day. The Proprietary Association of Great Britain, the trade body representing manufacturers of over-the-counter medicines said the study had “several limitations,” and insisted that NSAIDs are safe. ...
Secrets to business survival: 'always look at new ways to innovate' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:00:23 AM
. Founded in 1860, awnings and blinds manufacturer James Robertshaw has seen its fair share of internal change and economic upheaval. ...
UK inflation basket: gin and cycling helmets dropped in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:31:07 AM
.... Growth in the number of small gin producersand gin festivals have also helped to boost its popularity. The value of gin sold by manufacturers in the UK almost doubled from £126m in 2009 to £239m in 2015. ...
Cyber security: Experts warn on rise of hacker ransoms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:05:46 AM
....In their report, aimed at businesses, the agencies say: "This data may not be inherently valuable, and might not be sold on criminal forums but the device and data will be sufficiently valuable to the victim that they will be willing to pay for it. "Ransomware on connected watches, fitness trackers and TVs will present a challenge to manufacturers, and it is not yet known whether customer support will extend to assisting with unlocking devices and providing advice on whether to pay a ransom. ...
Diesel emissions: the clues were there image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 09:30:14 PM
....These include reducing the pollution control after around 20 minutes (the official test duration) or when driving below the 20oC test temperature. Car manufacturers claimed that these strategies are to prevent engine damage. ...
Brexit and Bochum haunt Vauxhall in the new battle for Ellesmere Port image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
.... Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show the UK car industry clocks up annual turnover of £71bn, employs 169,000 people directly and supports a further 814,000 indirectly. But new trade barriers are also likely to make it more expensive for British manufacturers to import components. ...
SNP demands to see UK government's Brexit 'promises' to Nissan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 12:57:04 AM
. The SNP has demanded the UK government releases its correspondence with the car manufacturer Nissan to show what assurances were made ahead of Brexit. ...
Road tax rises image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:07:22 PM
....Importantly, if you have a car already, these rule changes do not apply and you will continue to pay VED under the existing rates. The changes, announced in the July 2015 Budget, reflect the fact that car manufacturers have cut many car models' CO2 emissions. ...
India washing machine launched with 'curry' button image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:05:51 AM
....Only about 10% of homes in India have a washing machine, with most people still doing their laundry by hand. That means there is plenty of room for market growth, and the electronics giant hopes the India-focussed machine will help it challenge the South Korean manufacturers dominating the sector. ...
What are the UK's highest paid apprenticeships of 2017? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:42:43 AM
....Advanced, higher and degree-level apprenticeships are available across the IT sector. From computer manufacturers to software and electronic engineers, these roles are perfect for someone with technical skills who likes solving problems in a logical manner. ...
Budget 2017: Sugary drinks will be taxed at 24p per litre to slash childhood obesity image
....2 per cent will be included in the levy, although some will be exempt. The announcement delighted health campaigners with the National Obesity Forum saying: “The mere threat of imposing sugary drinks levies sent manufacturers scrambling to reduce their levels to below 5g per 100 ml. ...
Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:32:08 AM
...."Governments should be safeguarding the digital privacy and security of their citizens, but these alleged actions by the CIA do just the opposite," said the organisation's policy director Craig Fagan. "Weaponising everyday products such as TVs and smartphones - and failing to disclose vulnerabilities to manufacturers - is dangerous and short-sighted. ...
Kit Kat sugar content to be cut by 10%, says Nestle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 03:06:14 AM
. Chocolate bars including famous brands such as Kit Kat, Yorkie and Aero will contain 10% less sugar by next year, manufacturer Nestle has announced. ...
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Nestlé to remove 10% of sugar from all snacks in UK and Ireland by 2018 image
. Nestlé, one of the world’s biggest chocolate manufacturers, will take 10% of the sugar out of its confectionery in the UK and Ireland by 2018. ...
Rethink rates now or face retail disaster, shops tell chancellor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 07:01:35 AM
.... Furthermore, a likely weakening economy and more uncertain outlook may well make businesses more circumspect in their car purchases – perhaps taking longer to replace fleets. “Meanwhile, the sharp weakening of the pound makes it more difficult for car dealers to offer attractive deals on imported cars – with the result that some car manufacturers have raised prices and more increases seem inevitable during 2017. ...
Patagonia and The North Face: saving the world – one puffer jacket at a time image
.... Karnazes’s superhuman exertions are sponsored by The North Face, the company that make the kit he wears in his coaching videos. The North Face, a Bay Area-based outdoor clothing manufacturer, sells garments and gear for climbing, backpacking, running, and skiing. ...
Theresa May must give Vauxhall assurances over Brexit, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:03:56 PM
. Theresa May is facing calls to guarantee that Brexit will not harm the operations of Vauxhall after PSA, the French owner of Peugeot and Citroën, announced a deal to buy the British car manufacturer. ...
Peugeot sale is an 'opportunity', says Clark. An opportunity for pigs to fly | John Crace image
.... “I want to talk about opportunities. ” Opportunities for Vauxhall to become the leading manufacturer of electric cars on the planet. ...
Standard Life's Aberdeen deal means job losses – but avoids US takeover image
....Don’t rely too heavily on these statements. Tavares is in the business of cutting costs and plants are always in a state of internal competition at pan-European car manufacturers to secure the next model. ...
London's new black cab secretly tested in Arctic Circle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 05:08:04 PM
....It is being put through its paces on the edge of Norway for two reasons. One, the manufacturer tests all new vehicles in extreme temperatures to see how they perform. ...
Car deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:49:19 PM
.... . However, it is not clear how PSA will navigate US President Donald Trump who has threatened German manufacturers with an import tax of 35%. ...
Nimble entrepreneurs seek solutions to air quality crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:30:06 AM
....Market analysts IDTechEx see promise in emissions prevention technology, which is being developed to bring vehicles that run off non-carbon-based fuel to market. “A Chinese car manufacturer recently launched a carbon-independent vehicle covered in solar panels,” says David Pugh, an IDTechEx technology analyst. ...
Business wish list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:37:19 AM
....The rules for the Enterprise Investment Scheme, Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and Venture Capital Trusts are too restrictive and unnecessarily complex for entrepreneurs seeking equity funding, says the IoD. The manufacturers' organisation wants Mr Hammond to maintain his focus on boosting productivity and pressing ahead with infrastructure investment to ensure businesses are ready for "for post-Brexit success", says the EEF. ...
A Mini part's incredible journey shows how Brexit will hit the UK car industry image
.... But the challenge is if you are exporting 80% of the vehicles – like Nissan are or Vauxhall are from Ellesmere Port – you have to question the benefits of that if there will be tariffs on exports. “The margins are slim for OEMs [original equipment manufacturer] – 5% to 10%. ...
UK economy 'loses momentum' as services growth slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 10:08:51 AM
Caterpillar raided over alleged tax evasion scheme image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:07:46 AM
. US officials have raided three Caterpillar sites as part of a criminal probe into tax irregularities at the heavy machinery manufacturer. ...
Asda imposes harsher terms on suppliers after pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:25:36 AM
....”. Asda, owned by American giant Walmart, is one of the first retailers to tighten the screw on manufacturers after the Brexit vote. ...
'You weren’t scared?': Nissan takes us for a ride in the Leaf driverless car image
....A self-driving car has had its first trials on major London roads, proving the technology works – or it does with an attentive driver behind the wheel to slam on the brakes. Guided by five radars, four lasers and 12 cameras, a converted electric Nissan Leaf has been following a carefully mapped route around Beckton, in east London, driving itself along the A13 dual carriageway, around urban streets and navigating roundabouts – a particular challenge for the Japanese manufacturer. ...
All change: how the Royal Mint is making the new 12-sided £1 coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:41:18 PM
....Behind the scenes, work is also under way for other new coins – a new Sir Isaac Newton 50p, a first world war aviation £2 and a Jane Austen £2, all entering circulation this year. The Royal Mint is also a major export manufacturer, making coins for around 60 other countries including Sri Lanka, Poland and the Czech Republic. ...
How to simple trick could save you 20 per cent on YOUR car insurance premium image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:32:00 AM
.... . Richard Browning, director of dash cam manufacturer Nextbase, said some insurers are offering discounts of up to 20 per cent: “We have seen sales increase significantly recently as more people protect themselves. ...
Coca-Cola U-turn could help UK catch up on can and bottle recycling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:00:20 AM
....There are three models for deposit return schemes in Europe. Refilling systems leave the smallest environmental footprint, allowing shoppers to return robust bottles and cans to the manufacturer, usually for a deposit, so that each can be cleaned, refilled and reused up to 50 times. ...
Car wars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:04:48 AM
....Modern cars are effectively computers on wheels, full of sensors measuring everything from the wear and tear on your brake pads to your fuel efficiency. They are capable of communicating wirelessly with manufacturers, traffic management systems, and other vehicles in real time. ...
High energy bills here to stay but jobs heading overseas, industry group warns image
....Several firms had reported that their energy costs had tripled in 2016, said Ai Group, which surveyed 285 companies across Australia for its report entitled Energy Shock: No Gas, No Power, No Future?. The Ai Group chief executive, Innes Wilcox, said price rises would lead some manufacturers to question their viability and consider moving operations overseas. ...
Fairtrade campaigners fear Brexit impact image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 04:19:59 PM
....Mondelez said it wanted to lead its own sustainability efforts - investing more in areas such as its supply chain, bonuses for farmers, training and climate change prevention. Fairtrade said it was a globally recognisable ethical-trade mark and would continue to develop its relationship with manufacturers who chose to adopt their own system of self-regulation. ...
Innovation, Ikea style image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:20:58 AM
.... . Kamprad was already obsessed with cutting prices - so obsessed, some manufacturers had started to boycott him. ...
Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 04:30:03 PM
....Taiwan's Foxconn will manufacture the phones, which may offset concerns that networks might have about HMD's capacity to deliver. "Foxconn - with its experience working with Apple and Samsung - is certainly the standout device manufacturer," commented Tim Coulling from the tech research firm Canalys. ...
Drive off with a secondhand car for less image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 06:59:05 AM
.... The rest are disposed of via an auctioneer, such as British Car Auctions (BCA), to a secondhand dealer or a private buyer (see box below), opening up the opportunity for bargain seekers. Buying an approved used car from a manufacturer’s franchised dealer is the easiest and safest way to buy secondhand. ...
Boeing to open factory in South Yorkshire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 01:54:08 PM
....Those 30 people will be making actuation components - the bits that move the wings - and the factory they will be built in will be very important for South Yorkshire. The news comes shortly after luxury supercar manufacturer McLaren announced it is planning to build a £50m chassis factory on the site, creating 200 jobs. ...
Faulty tumble dryers: More than 40,000 sign recall petition image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 11:51:57 AM
....More than 40,000 people have signed a parliamentary petition to force Whirlpool to recall three million potentially dangerous tumble dryers. The manufacturer has advised millions of owners to unplug their machines, but has refused to issue a safety recall. ...
'The economy looks set to be slowing again' – experts debate Brexit watch data image
....8%, the highest since June 2014 as fuel prices surged and the food price deflation enjoyed by shoppers in recent years continued to disappear. The weak pound continued to raise manufacturers’ fuel and material costs which rose at the fastest pace for more than eight years. ...
Brexit economy: can consumers keep shoring up the UK? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 10:41:44 AM
.... But meat, dairy products and vegetables were still cheaper. Data published alongside the inflation figures showed manufacturers’ fuel and material costs were rising at the fastest pace for more than eight years in January, jumping more than 20% on the year, and companies passed some of that on to customers. ...
Supermarket sourcing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:18:01 AM
....People are also keen to support their local economy. In fact, three-quarters of people said they try to buy British food and drink if it is available, mainly with the motivation to support British manufacturers and jobs, according to IGD's December survey of 1,700 shoppers. ...
Made in the UK goods could cost more as import prices rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 01:17:41 PM
. Britain’s manufacturers fear the rising cost of raw materials will soon dent a robust recovery since the Brexit vote that has included total orders hitting a two-year high. ...
Shoppers set to DITCH big brands & switch to cheaper own-label produce if food prices rise image
....” . The Grocer said that chocolate manufacturers, already hit by rising costs due to raw material supply issues, were among the first to succumb to inflationary pressures by reducing pack sizes and increasing prices on some products. ...
Five minute guide to the rising cost of car maintenance image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....BURNING MONEY Fuel costs also look set to rise, with motorists routinely paying more than 120p for a litre of unleaded, up from just over 101p in February last year. Carl Ebanks, brand manager at fuel efficiency additive manufacturer Redex, says some simple measures can reduce your fuel usage: “Decluttering your car, emptying your boot of unnecessary weight and taking off your roof rack can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 per cent. ...
World’s first transgender doll to be unveiled at New York toy fair image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 06:50:08 PM
....99 for the originals – will be grouped into nine themed families, with buyers also lured by special and limited editions. Penguin Random House Children’s UK has recently acquired world publishing rights (excluding North America) from Canadian manufacturer Spin Master to a three-year licensing programme for Hatchimals, which will lead to books, sticker activity books and collectors’ guides. ...
Countries line up to host European Medicines Agency after it leaves UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 08:21:03 PM
.... No precise timetable for the transfer has been set, and the EMA itself will have no direct say in the decision. Germany is the single largest manufacturer of medical products followed by Italy, and Rome has been arguing that apart from the European Food Safety Authority, it has been given no major EU agency so far. ...
Days of low inflation are over with UK consumer finances to take a hit | Larry Elliott image
....That said, it looks unlikely that retailers will be able to defer price rises for ever. The separate ONS figures for producer prices – which measures how much manufacturers are paying for their fuel and raw material on the one hand and the cost of goods as they leave factory gates on the other – show a pronounced rise in the second half of 2016 and early 2017. ...
UK inflation rises to 1.8% spurred by weak pound and rising fuel costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 10:30:41 AM
.... Fuelling the rise is the pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote, which makes imports to the UK more expensive, and also the rise in oil prices on the back of lower production. Data published alongside the inflation figures showed manufacturers’ fuel and material costs were rising at the fastest pace for more than eight years. ...
Camelot Furniture's rescue mission bring comfort to some UK Mobility Direct customers  image
....But the outlook did not look good for those affected this time until an astonishing intervention recently. One of UK Mobility Direct’s British manufacturers Camelot Furniture has stepped in with a rescue package which means it will complete orders for those customers who agree. ...
Chemical giant Ineos to build heir to Land Rover Defender image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 09:36:50 AM
.... “Then it was how feasible would it be to manufacture this vehicle from scratch at a cost that we could sell it to the target market. “We are clearly one of the biggest UK manufacturers. ...
UK labour shortages reported as EU worker numbers fall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 07:01:07 AM
.... The figures needed to be treated with caution though, warned Davies as they had not been seasonally adjusted. At the end of last year industry groups representing the major supermarkets and food manufacturers warned that EU workers provided “an essential reservoir of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled labour” and without them food prices would rise. ...
The UK's inflation foot soldiers: how the ONS measures the CPI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 04:58:06 PM
.... If the price is the same and the weight has gone down, there has indeed been some inflation for that item, or what has become known as shrinkflation. As imports have become more expensive, some manufacturers have deployed this shrinking tactic to absorb some of their higher costs. ...
What use is sovereignty when MPs deny their conscience over Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:59:00 AM
.... On the contrary: making the country poorer is a funny way of going about assuaging such anger. Moreover, not only are our overstretched hospitals vitally dependent on migrant staff in order to function at all: so are our manufacturers and services. ...
Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... In the immediate aftermath of the uprisings, the UK parliament’s committee on arms export controls concluded that “both the present government and its predecessor misjudged the risk that arms approved for export to certain authoritarian countries in north Africa and the Middle East might be used for internal repression”. The misjudgment may have proved embarrassing politically, but it was a money-spinner for UK arms manufacturers. ...
Bribery and Brexit propel Rolls-Royce towards historic losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 01:42:36 PM
.... He has cut hundreds of middle and senior managers and by the end of 2017 wants to have cut £200m of annual costs. The Rolls boss has effectively backed the company’s technology – and its pipeline of future development – but wants it to be a better manufacturer. ...
Sub-prime cars: are car loans driving us towards the next financial crash? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 03:29:36 PM
....When residential mortgage-backed securities collapsed in 2007-08, there was a domino effect through financial institutions across the globe. Should an auto asset-backed security collapse, it is likely that the pain will fall mostly on the car manufacturers who stand behind their multibillion-pound leasing arms. ...

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