UK creates world’s first 3D winder for complex carbon fibre parts

Specialist machinery manufacturer Cygnet Texkimp and the University of Manchester have created a cutting-edge machine to support the next generation of fuel-efficient cars and aeroplanes.

Landmark week of action to celebrate clean growth

Working in partnership with business and civil society, the government is introducing the first ever Green GB Week – an annual week designed to highlight the opportunities clean growth offers the UK and raise understanding of how business and the public can contribute to tackling climate change.

CMA publishes annual report for 2017-18

The CMA has published its Annual Report 2017/18; a year in which Global Competition Review named it European Agency of the Year.

Warning as fake vehicle parts are on the rise

New government guidance warns of the dangers fake vehicle parts can have to drivers, passengers and road users.
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has issued new guidance as part of a cross-government and industry campaign.
The campaign warns consumers of the serious dangers of fake car parts.

Moderate rebound growth likely in Q2

The ONS’ first ever monthly GDP release showed a slight improvement in growth in May, but the pace of expansion remained relatively weak. With surveys suggesting that activity held up in June, real GDP growth is on track to rebound moderately in Q2 following a weak Q1.

House price index for May 2018

The UK House Price Index (UK HPI) shows house price changes for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.



New commitment to offshore and remote island wind power
to homes

There is a boost for North East innovation to promote high-quality jobs and growth with a new commitment to offshore and remote island wind to power millions of homes.


Manufacturing output picks up pace but investment disappoints

Manufacturing growth accelerated to its strongest pace in a year, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

Government upgrades national security investment powers

Business Secretary Greg Clark sets out new powers to upgrade UK national security rules. These will include.

• Strengthened powers will upgrade UK national security merger rules whilst maintaining openness to international investment

Summer sun continues to shine but outlook for retailers is weaker

Retail sales growth expanded at a healthy pace in the year to July, albeit at a slightly slower rate than in the

previous month, according to the latest monthly CBI Distributive Trades Survey.


New report sets out vision for tackling UK’s trade deficit

A new report has been published setting out a vision for tackling the UK’s trade deficit.

Published ahead of the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) new Export Strategy, the CBI has released a report, Winning worldwide, which sets out a vision for tackling the UK’s trade deficit.

Data and information for HM Land Registry transactions June 2018

In June:

• HM Land Registry completed more than 1,701,270 applications to change or query the Land Register




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