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This is information of interest for those members who sell machinery to Spanish companies.

New export hotline and online service will help more British businesses export to Europe.

Business psychologist, Alan Bradshaw, looks at what managers need to know and do to manage risks to mental wellbeing in a post-Covid workplace.

About this event

CECIMO - the European grouping of associations for machine tool manufacturers - has published its Economic & Statistical Toolbox covering the 2nd quarter of 2021. The information which broadly goes to the end of the 2nd quarter is spread across 6 themes covering historical data for the sector, demand, investment, business climate, general indicators and, new from this edition, related sectors.

UK Quarterly National Accounts and Investment, 2nd Quarter 2021: This week saw the publication of the quarterly National Accounts for the 2nd quarter but more importantly, it is also the point in the year when the Office for National Statistics (ONS) rebases its economic data - in this case from 2018 prices to 2019 as the base year.

The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for manufacturing in the UK fell back in the latest reading but at 57.1 it is still indicting a significant expansion in activity in the sector. However, there are some notes of concern in that both output and new orders increased at the slowest pace since February and supply chains delays along with shortages of both materials and labour also contributed to this trend.

The new UK National Security & Investment Act 2021 comes into effect fully from 4 January 2022. The Act gives the government powers to scrutinise and intervene in acquisitions that may pose national security risks. It also provides businesses and investors with predictable, legally defined timelines and processes for decisions on acquisitions. 

UK Export Finance has published a climate strategy for 2021-2024, as it increases its focus on projects that advance net zero 

All businesses, including intermediary bodies and training providers, can now review funding pledges from levy paying businesses – spread the word!  

With only a month to go before INDEX™20 opens its doors for the first time since 2017, around 750 exhibitors have confirmed their presence.