In a country where exports make up half of GDP, this has skewered business confidence. Germany’s manufacturing PMI score is now the lowest it has been for more than six years, and its plunge in confidence has proved contagious.
Contributor: Ulas Akincilar | Published: 6 March 2019
The problem is that right now no one really knows what the consequences will be if we leave the EU with no deal. There is a torrent of negative news regarding it being the end of the world for the car industry and that in itself is crushing consumer confidence.
Contributor: Alex Buttle | Published: 3 December 2018
Manufacturers must up-skill their existing workforce to survive in the new digital age. Just 32 percent of manufacturers have a proper workforce plan in place to make the most of their employees as business changes. The Apprenticeship Levy must be reformed to face the future challenges of digitalisation and Al.
Contributor: Tim Thomas | Published: 8 November 2018