“The Chancellor’s move to increase the Annual Investment Allowance, which the MTA urged, to £500,000 is very welcome. But it has only been extended in duration for one year. The next step must be to make the rate permanent in order to give businesses the certainty they need to invest".
The Director General of the Manufacturing Technologies Association, Graham Dewhurst, has announced his decision to retire, effective from the summer of 2014.
At the MTA since 2007, he has focused on providing value to members; standing up for their interests and helping them grow their businesses. During his tenure the number of members has grown by 33% and the range of industries and type of company in membership has increased dramatically – a strategy now firmly embedded in the MTA’s plans for the future.