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TRS and EAMA are holding a reception at the House of Commons Talent Retention Solution, TRS, March 18th, 4-6pm.

A £20 million project to develop light-weight propeller blades that will help the UK aviation sector reduce its carbon footprint and noise emissions at airports, is being carried out by composite researchers at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre as part of an industry-led consortium with two other members of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

To spend valued time with their children and families, the February half-term sees more employees requesting annual leave than during normal periods of the year.

This free guide from our partner, Citation, outlines the key responsibilities of employers when it comes to managing annual leave.

Luigi Galdabini is the General Commissioner for EMO MILANO 2021, the world machine tool exhibition, which will be hosted at the Exhibition Centre of fieramilano Rho from 4 to 9 October 2021.

The General Commissioner was appointed during the General Assembly of CECIMO, the European Association of Machine Tool Industries.

European GDP, 4th Quarter 2019:  Eurostat published an update to its preliminary flash estimate which confirmed that quarter-on-quarter growth was +0.1% for both the Euro-zone and the EU27.  It also confirmed that GDP growth in 2019 was +1.2% for the Euro-zone and +1.4% for the EU27.

A titanium nose tip and steering wheel additively manufactured by global engineering technologies company Renishaw has been used to optimise the supersonic car that aims to break land speed record in South Africa. Both parts were used in the Bloodhound SSC, now Bloodhound LSR, car that reached its benchmark target of 500 mph in the South African desert in November 2019.

UK GDP, first estimate for 4th Quarter 2019:  The first estimate for the UK economy in the 4th quarter from the ONS shows no change in the size of the UK economy (at one decimal point).  However, the growth rate for the 3rd quarter has been revised up to +0.5% and, mainly as a result of this and other revisions to earlier data, the UK economy is estimated to have growth by +1.4%, slightly better than the +1.3% achieved in 2018.

UK Manufacturing Output, December 2019:  Publication of the December figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) completes the picture for both the 4th quarter and for 2019 as a whole.  In the 4th quarter of 2019, total manufacturing output fell by -1.2% compared to the previous quarter and was -2.5% lower than a year earlier in the final period of 2018.  This extended the recession in the UK manufacturing sector to 3 quarters.  For the year as a

The January edition of the MTA Business Survey will be closed on Monday but there is still time to get your return back to us.  The on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-jan20 is still available, so if you have not done so already, please take a couple of minutes to fill in the survey.

While not as dramatic as some of the Parliamentary antics of 2019, yesterday saw the first big political ructions of 2020. By unexpectedly removing his Chancellor, the Prime Minister clearly signalled that he intends to accept no challenge to his power at No.10.

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