Investment intentions have continued to remain victim to manufacturers’ attempts to redirect capital towards business continuity. Is COVID-19 continuing to derail manufacturers’ investment plans?
The Q3 survey reported a sharp improvement in output following the lowest balance of output in Q2 2020 since 1998. What is the direction of travel in Q4?
The Q2 orders balance was historically low for both UK and export orders with an improved yet still fragile result in Q3. How have UK and export orders fared in the final quarter of 2020?
With redundancies soaring in Q3, will the surprise extension of the Government’s original Job Retention Scheme have a strong bearing on the employment outlook?
The first quarter of 2020 saw the output balance decrease as manufacturers wound down stockpiles from 2019. What is the direction of travel in the second quarter of 2020?
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