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Newsletter Listing intro for week 46

The Bank of England’s Inflation Report and outlook for the British economy dominates this week’s news. The Bank’s Governor, Sir Mervyn King, commenting on the deteriorating position regarding inflation said, “We face the rather unappealing combination of a subdued recovery, with inflation remaining above target for a while.”  Talking about the prospects for economic recovery King added, “we may be in for a period of persistently low growth.”

The downbeat message coming from the Bank of England sounds like a late autumn UK weather forecast. As if to underline the gloom, in the short term the Governor warned that there was a good chance that the economy would contract again in the fourth quarter as the temporary boost from the Olympics disappeared. (At least there is Christmas to look forward to!)

So unsurprisingly in Friday Brief this week we lead on the Bank of England’s Inflation Report and the prospects for GDP growth. Developments in the world economy and particularly in the Eurozone will have the biggest influence on future prospects. Overall the message is disappointing with growth rates likely to be below the historical average rate of around +2.5% for the next couple of years.

We include the latest figures from Europe which support this disappointing outlook. GDP in the Eurozone for the 3rd Quarter showed -0.1% fall, while the latest industrial data from Eurostat shows a fall in total output for the Eurozone of minus 2.5% (compared to August).

On a more positive note, the MTA is calling for entries to its Annual Manufacturing Awards. This is a chance for the sector to celebrate the best achievements over the past year and show that innovation thrives in UK engineering based manufacturing. Entries though must be received by 11 January.

Have a good weekend.
 

EAMA to respond to Skills Inquiry

EAMA to respond to Skills Inquiry

The EAMA would be grateful for your responses to the questions below by Tuesday 20 November in reply to the Engineering Skills Inquiry.

1. Does the current engineering skills base meet the needs of employers? Do employers in the engineering sector prefer an academic or a vocational profile?

2.  What impact will recent changes relating to engineering qualifications in England have on the uptake of technical subjects and the skills base needed by the engineering sector?

Halbronn joins MTA

Halbronn joins MTA

The MTA is pleased to welcome Halbronn UK as a new member.  Halbronn is responsible for the sales and promotion of OKK vertical, horizontal and 5 axis machining centers in UK and Ireland.

Halbronn is a specialist in automation robotics and turnkey solutions for the Aerospace, Medical and Automotive industries and has five offices in France. The Company first began distributing OKK Machines in1982 from their French headquarters.

Asquith Butler holds Customer Open House

Asquith Butler holds Customer Open House

MTA member Asquith Butler will be holding a Customer Open House each day between 9.00 am until 4.00 pm on 4, 5 and 6 December 2012 at its Brighouse, West Yorkshire manufacturing facility and technical centre.

Visitors will be able to see for the first time a new compensation system for volumetric positioning accuracy, developed for use on large machine tools by the University of Huddersfield's Centre for Precision Technology in close collaboration with Asquith Butler.

Enter the Manufacturing Industry Awards

Enter the Manufacturing Industry Awards

The MTA’s 2013 Manufacturing Industry Awards are now open, but act now as the deadline for receipt of entries is 11 January.

The Awards will highlight and celebrate achievements and innovation from across the field of engineering based manufacturing. Entries will fall into the following Categories: Young Engineer of the Year; Best Training Scheme; Best Supplier Partnership and the Most Dynamic Sub-Contractor. Shortlisted entries will be judged by the sector through an on-line voting system, open to receive votes from practitioners in the manufacturing community.

MTA’s AGM, Lunch and Parliamentary Reception

MTA’s AGM, Lunch and Parliamentary Reception

The MTA’s AGM will be held from 1230 at the Commonwealth Club, Northumberland Avenue, London on Wednesday 5 December followed by lunch.

Later that day between 1600 and 1800 the MTA’s annual Parliamentary Reception will be held at the House of Commons. The guest of honour will be The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

Bank of England Inflation Report, November 2012:  The latest inflation report from the Bank of England was issued this week, the day after an unexpected increase in inflation which was largely due to higher University tuition fees and food prices increasing because of the bad weather.