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Latest News from UK Metals Council

Latest News from UK Metals Council Metal’s sector optimistic despite international trade, energy and labour challenges warns new report Rising energy prices, the impact of life after the EU and labour shortages continue to be the main challenges facing the UK metals sector according to a new report due to be launched next week. Nearly […]


CBM Innovation Awards / 2023 Shortlisted

CBM are delighted to be nominated for the Manufacturing Innovation Champion of the year on the Innovation awards. Congratulations again on being shortlisted for Manufacturing Innovation Champion of the Year in the prestigious Innovation Awards.    Backed by Make UK, NatWest, Innovate UK, the IoD, the West Midlands Combined Authority, Sustainability West Midlands, Aston University, BCU and others, the Innovation […]


CBM Press Release on Business Energy Support

Stephen Morley, President of the Confederation of British Metalforming, the leading trade association for UK manufacturers of fasteners, forgings and pressings, cold-rolled and sheet-metal products, said: “A lot has already been written about yesterday’s announcement, but the CBM wants to draw attention to the Government’s fixation on giving additional support to Energy Intensive Industries (EII) at the expense of other […]


Update on UKCA mark for construction products

The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities issued a statement updating its guidance for placing construction products on the Great Britain market.  This confirmed “the government will continue to recognise the CE mark on construction products for another 2.5 years, to allow businesses until 30 June 2025 to prepare for the UK mark.” Full […]


Business Energy Support – CBM Response

The Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM), which represents 200 UK manufacturers of fasteners, forgings and pressings, cold-rolled and sheet metal products, has initially welcomed the Government’s announcement around support for Energy bills for business. Geraldine Bolton, CEO of CBM, commented: “At first glance, it’s positive, especially as it gives breathing space to our members and it covers all sectors, which is […]


Press release – Covering on Cost of Energy

CBM calls on Government to widen energy support for ‘forgotten’ smaller manufacturers Hundreds of small to medium-sized manufacturers are being frozen out of new plans by the Government to support businesses who are high energy users. The stark warning came from the Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM), who are predicting that thousands of jobs could […]


European car registrations -17% in June

ACEA statistics released today (15.07.22), show EU + EFTA + UK (Europe) car registrations in June totalling 1.07million, down -16.8% year on year. Of the major markets, the UK recorded the highest percentage June year on year decline at -24.3% (c 46k units lost). German registrations were down -18.1%.  Six month Europe registrations totalled 5.6 […]


CBM President Steve Morley – Interview on Manufacturing TV

Talking about UK Steel Tariffs Manufacturing TV – Interview

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