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Newsletter Listing intro for week 12

The Budget this week has focused attention on the need to drive growth in the economy. The Chancellor’s announcement on the Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ scheme stole many of the headlines but there were measures to encourage businesses outside of the construction sector.

The introduction of an Employees Tax Credit which will be used to reduce National Insurance Contributions for businesses has been welcomed as a step forward which it is hoped will help small businesses take on staff and lower costs for others.  A further cut of 1% in Corporation Tax scheduled for 2015 was also announced and will help relieve the burden on business. This was the fifth cut in Corporation Tax since the coalition government came to power in 2010 when the rate stood at 28%.

The media in a wider sense is also showing interest in the prospects for the UK’s manufacturing industries. The Chairman of the MTA’s External Affairs Committee, Dr Tony Bannan, has been asked to contribute to a feature on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours Programme between 1200 and 1300 on Monday 1 April. The feature will also include an interview with Lord Green and will focus on UK exports.

Other encouragement for UK exporters comes this week from the UKTI which is offering free business support facilities at the Hannover Messe trade fair between 8 -12 April. This is the world’s largest trade show and of particular interest to businesses in the advanced engineering and energy sectors.

Don’t forget to sign up for the MTA’s half day seminar on 23 April reviewing how SME’s with expertise in 3D printing can contribute to the automotive manufacturing supply chain. Details are in the Friday Brief story.

Have a good weekend.

 

Innovation Programme Day

Innovation Programme Day

The Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) is hosting an Innovation Programme Day at the new International Institute for Product and Service Innovation on 16 April.

The event is aimed at helping SMEs grow their businesses. During the day delegates will:

MACH 2014 gets a boost at IMHX

MACH 2014 gets a boost at IMHX

The MTA has had a stand at IMHX this week at the NEC, promoting the Logistics for Manufacturing Zone at MACH 2014.

The zone will act as the ideal platform for suppliers involved in materials handling and storage systems to showcase their products and services to decision makers and buyers.

Additive automotive manufacturing

Additive automotive manufacturing

Registration is now live for the MTA’s half day seminar reviewing how SME’s with expertise in 3D printing can contribute to the automotive manufacturing supply chain. The event is being organised by the MTA together with the Warwick Manufacturing Group. Entitled “Physical to Digital” the seminar will be held on 23rd April at Warwick University and will feature a presentation by Mark Barrington, Head of Rapid Prototyping, Jaguar Land Rover.

Budget 2013 Comment

Budget 2013 Comment

There was bit of something for everyone in the Budget as the Chancellor tried to give the impression that he was making a little money go a long way. It was a rowdy session and Lindsay Hoyle MP, the Deputy Speaker, who traditionally presides over the Budget Debate, became an instant hit on twitter with a string of sarcastic put downs of hecklers.

The furore hid a budget with relatively little in it though. As widely predicted the Office of Budget Responsibility’s forecasts were revised down again and the economic backdrop still provides virtually no room for manoeuvre.