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MTA has published the 2021 edition of its Basic Facts booklet which sets out some outline market data for the manufacturing technology sector which is taken from public sources.

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, July 2021:  The latest results from the CBI Industrial Trends Survey (ITS) showed a positive picture of demand and activity in the manufacturing sector but with some clouds appearing to dampen enthusiasm.  Although dated “July”, the data collection period for this survey (24th June to 14th July) means that the references to the month are really about June and the 3-month periods coincide with the calendar quarters.

The MTA held a webinar this week with ForrestBrown focusing on the new rules changes around R&D tax relief.

According to the Financial Times, 20% of the UK workforce were absent due to either positive COVID-19 test results or self-isolation last week* (w/c 12 July), causing huge staff shortages for employers.

Did you know, it’s predicted the UK could face 2 million* cases of COVID-19 during the summer months?

Between April and May 2021, CECIMO organized the second round of its European Additive Manufacturing Survey, which aims to assess key market trends in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector.

A well-respected champion of the metalforming machinery sector, Charles Ian Ridgway has died aged 87.

Lynn Kerfoot MBE has worked at Newland Engineering for 46 years and has been a director for 16 years. Newland Engine

We don’t normally report on the data for car sales (actually registrations) but there are a couple of striking things in the latest data on new vehicles that are published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT).