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Hazel Sheffield The sampling studio bringing textile manufacturing back to Plymouth

The studio opened its doors in 2018 on the site of an old Jaeger factory. Hazel Sheffield reports

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Hamish McRae Opec’s discussions over coronavirus are vital for the global economy

This will give another push to the trend of businesses attempting to simplify their manufacturing processes, writes Hamish McRae

Weak pound fails to boost UK exporters

‘Worryingly low’ number of UK firms prepared for shock of no-deal departure, leading business group warns

UK manufacturing sector shrinks at fastest pace in seven years

Firms cut back on production as Brexit uncertainty hits demand

UK manufacturing output slumps to two-year low in wake of Brexit fears

European customers are increasingly turning away from Britain as a source of components due to fears of supply chain disruption due to Brexit

The UK must agree a common rulebook with the EU

Without automatic two-way recognition thousands of firms will have to go through multiple sets of tests to sell in both the UK and the EU – when right now they only need to do so once

Manufacturing firms' investment intentions at weakest since 2009

The data comes amid warnings of a major fall in investment if the Government does not agree soon on a Brexit transition deal with the EU

UK trade deficit at record high in August

The UK exported £28.1bn of goods in August and imported £42.4bn, leaving a deficit of £14.2, the highest on record