Manufacturing confidence falls

Manufacturing confidence in seven of the UK’s 11 regions has been hit by the strength of sterling, the CBI has found. According to its latest survey, confidence fell fastest in the south west and (unsurprisingly) the west Midlands – the research was carried out at the height of the Rover crisis. The survey also found […]

Manufacturing confidence in seven of the UK’s 11 regions has been hit by the strength of sterling, the CBI has found. According to its latest survey, confidence fell fastest in the south west and (unsurprisingly) the west Midlands – the research was carried out at the height of the Rover crisis. The survey also found that the regions with the fastest growth in orders were shedding jobs the fastest, indicating a drive to increase productivity.

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