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Friday Brief

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.

Happy Easter to all our members, we hope those of you heavily involved in MACH 2018 have a restful bank holiday before Build-up begins next week.

As you all are quite aware we’re now only one week away from the Show opening and we’d like to remind everyone to keep checking www.machexhibtion.com for all the latest news from the exhibition.

This week we have posted out the latest issue of MTA Update to all our members, if yours has yet to arrive, you can have a peak at the content in the story below and access the online digital version of the publication.

HR support is available to MTA Members from Croner who have provided some handy tips for employers to consider when undertaking a disciplinary investigation. More details can be found below.

The latest revisions to the UK’s GDP data has seen the growth rate for 2017 edged up slightly to +1.8%, but this is still lower than in 2016 (+1.9%) and there have also been some adjustments to the sectoral data, mainly to revise up the estimates for activity in the construction sector.  This week also saw the Bank of England’s Agents release their latest summary of business conditions – this included some encouraging pointers just ahead of MACH with reports of capacity constraints in key sectors such as suppliers of capital goods and automotive components and a number of firms saying that they were investing in automation to solve problems in recruitment.  There is, perhaps, less good news in the European Commission’s latest assessment of the economic sentiment across Europe with the main indicator falling for the 3rd consecutive month, but we need to wait for the detailed output figures to see if this is reflected in the demand data.

Thanks for reading, we’ll be back next Friday with more industry news, until then have a great Easter from everyone at the MTA.

Conducting a Disciplinary Investigation in 10 Steps

Conducting a Disciplinary Investigation in 10 Steps

Managing a disciplinary investigation can be complicated.

There’s likely to be a lot of emotion flying around and you must ensure you follow an exact process, as a poorly managed case could escalate to an employment tribunal.

If you need urgent advice your membership includes access to the Business Support Helpline, where Croner’s experts will talk you through every step you need to take, to manage a dispute to its conclusion.

Call 0844 7550 560 quoting reference 85655 for expert assistance. 

MACH Website

MACH Website

We are just one week away from MACH 2018 and the excitement is really building. If you’re exhibiting or just attending as a visitor, please make sure you keep an eye on www.machexhibition.com for all the latest news.

The MACH website is receiving several thousands of hits per day as visitors scramble to find out about all the technology on show.

MTA Update

MTA Update

The Spring edition of MTA Update was posted out to all members this week, so it should have landed on your desk by now. But if it hasn’t arrived yet, you can have a look at this issue online here on the MTA website.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

UK GDP and Business Investment, 4th Quarter 2017:  In publishing the quarterly national accounts, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed its previous estimate of growth at +0.4% compared to the 3rd quarter, but has revised up the growth rate for 2017 to +1.8% (from +1.7% in the previous estimate).  This is actually an improvement of less than 0.05 percentage points which gives a revision due to rounding and comes mainly from updated figures for the first two quarters of the year.  However, this is still slightly slower than the pace of +1.9