#Politics

Chancellor’s budget contains funding for new rail infrastructure and tax cuts for oil & gas

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

The 2016 budget, delivered on Wednesday, contains significant tax breaks for the UK’s North Sea oil and gas industry, with...

Government announces plans to fast-track local fracking bids

2 years ago — 0 min read

Local councils will now be given a period of 16 weeks to decide whether fracking can go ahead in their...

G7 leaders pledge to end fossil-fuel use

2 years ago — 0.5 min read

A 17 page document titled ‘Think Ahead, Act Together’, was revealed at the G7 summit today in Bavaria, which aims...

Airbus warns against UK exit from EU

2 years ago — 0 min read

President of Airbus UK, Paul Kahn, is the latest industry head to give his views on the impending EU referendum...

Boss of JCB favours UK exit from the EU

2 years ago — 0 min read

The boss of construction giant JCB, Lord Bamford, has claimed that the UK can exist “peacefully and sensibly on its...

Poll reveals engineers manifesto thoughts

2 years ago — 0 min read

According to a poll by Matchtech, engineers are dissatisfied with the lack of political attention on growth within the engineering...

Tech sector business activity index at lowest since 2013

2 years ago — 0 min read

The technology sector business activity index has fallen to its lowest since 2013, at 55.7. However, it has also been...

Manufacturing trade body questions Labour’s business rates pledge

2 years ago — 0 min read

EEF, the UK manufacturing trade body, has questioned whether the Labour Party’s pledge to reduce business rates will include small...

BIS sets out plans to boost British manufacturing

2 years ago — 0 min read

BIS Ministers have announced a raft of measures aimed to improve house manufacturing, which will be part of the £104m project led...

Maufacturing manifesto issued by cross-party MPs group

2 years ago — 2 min read

A cross-party group of parliamentarians has launched a pre-election manifesto calling on future governments to ensure Britain’s place as a...

It’s time for politicians to get real on engineering issues

2 years ago — 3 min read

The general election is still months away and yet it’s not hard to imagine many people are already fed up...