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10/02/2020

Cost Effective Insurance Solutions from Gravity

Since the launch of the CBM insurance Scheme last year the facility continues to grow from strength to strength with many members taking advantage of the competitive premium savings and wide policy cover. If you haven’t taken advantage of this arrangement yet we encourage you to contact Gravity Risk Services. Take a look here at […]

10/02/2020

Public Consultation on the UK Global Tariff

The UK left the European Union on 31 January. We now have the opportunity to develop an independent trade policy. The UK has always been a champion of free trade and firm believer in the vital role trade trade plays in boosting wealth and raising billions out of poverty. We will seek to use our […]

10/02/2020

UK MFN tariff consultation Written Ministerial Statement

Trade Policy Update –  The Department for International Trade launched a public consultation to inform the development of the UK’s new independent tariff policy. Now that Britain has left the EU, it will use its new powers to make its mark internationally as a champion of free trade and a bulwark against the forces of protectionism […]

10/02/2020

UK MFN tariff consultation Framing

Statement of Direction The UK left the European Union on 31 January. We now have the opportunity to develop an independent trade policy. The UK has always been a champion of free trade and firm believer in the vital role trade plays in boosting wealth and raising billions out of poverty. We will seek to […]

4/02/2020

Recovery signs for Eurozone manufacturing

The final IHS Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI® for January read 47.9, up from December’s reading of 46.3, reflecting slower falls in output, new orders and purchasing. Business confidence also improved during January to the highest level in 16 months. Operating conditions in the euro area manufacturing economy continued to weaken at the start of the year […]

4/02/2020

Decline in UK Construction eases

The IHS Markit/CIPS UK construction PMI® rebounded from 44.4 in December to 48.4 in January. While still reflecting contraction in the market, the latest reading reflected a substantial slowing in the rate of decline. New business volumes showed only a slight decline, contrasting with the sharp falls experienced in the final quarter of 2019. House building […]

4/02/2020

UK manufacturing recovers to nine-month high

The final IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI® for January came in slightly ahead of the flash estimate (49.8) improving to the no-change mark of 50.0. New orders, employment and business confidence all rose according to the latest survey but new export orders declined for the third consecutive month. Manufacturing output rose in consumer and intermediate goods sectors, […]

24/01/2020

PMI signals stronger UK manufacturing in January

The IHS Markit/CIPS flash UK composite Purchasing Managers’ Index® shows a Manufacturing sub-sector reading of 49.8 for January, up from December’s 47.5 final reading and only slightly below the 50 no-change mark. The manufacturing output reading increased from 45.6 in December to 49.5 in the flash January report.  The flash data is calculated on 80-90% […]

6/01/2020

UK Construction declines faster in December

The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI® for December read 44.4, falling significantly from November’s 45.3, and languishing in the contraction zone for the eighth consecutive month.  Civil engineering was by far the worst performing sector, with activity falling at the fastest rate since 2009. The data also revealed a sharp drop in commercial work. Both […]

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