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Manufacturing & Engineering

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June

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Financial Support for Manufacturers and Avoiding Insolvency

07/06/21

In response to COVID-19, the Government introduced a number of support packages in order to ease the financial burden on businesses. Now that Government restrictions are easing, life is beginning to return to some semblance of normality, however, businesses may struggle in getting back on track as the…

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Rising Cost in Raw Materials Prices from Suppliers - Strategies to Address?

07/06/21

The UK is facing unprecedented increases in the cost of key raw materials, which has been felt across several businesses. Not to mention the already existing pressures caused by Covid-19 and Brexit, this is yet another issue manufacturing companies are facing across the UK, resulting in disruption…

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Manufacturing - a working world

07/06/21

Several senior leaders in the manufacturing industry have noted modest or even significant growth throughout the global pandemic. Due to the nature of the market, the unprecedented supply of manufactured products has accelerated an increase in demand for products and economic growth, as a result, we…

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North West businesses: returning to normality

07/06/21

The UK manufacturing sector has had a very mixed response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with some businesses struggling, and others thriving, either due to being in key sector supply chains or by being able to pivot to adapt to the "new normal". As we start to near the beginning of the end of this…

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February

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How commercial tenants can utilise break clauses to their advantage

23/02/21

The implications of Brexit and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have meant that most businesses are carefully considering all costs and risks to their business, including costs and risks associated with properties that they own or occupy. Tenants may wish to carefully consider their existing obligations…

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AI in manufacturing and engineering and intellectual property considerations

19/02/21

At its' core, artificial intelligence (AI) is a form of computer science which involves the development of programmes to enable tasks to be completed which would otherwise require human intelligence. AI algorithms can be used for tasks including problem solving, logical reasoning and understanding…

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Insurers urged to pay Covid-19 BI claims following Supreme Court ruling

19/02/21

Businesses in the manufacturing sector, like many others, have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic with the profound operational challenges that it has presented. The scale of the pandemic's impact, including factory closures and unprecedented disruption to supply chains, has knocked companies…

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National Apprenticeship Week

10/02/21

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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January

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We have a deal - but what next?

04/01/21

Amid a busy festive period with the imposition of stricter lockdown measures and the approval of the latest Covid-19 vaccine was the news that a Brexit deal had been agreed. The deal, which was agreed on Christmas Eve, marked some form of conclusion to the Brexit process which has been ongoing since the…

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