Manufacturing Mondays

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Manufacturing Mondays
Manufacturing Mondays
Following last week’s bumper edition containing Make UK’s latest Global Supply Chains research and analysis of the Queen’s speech (and the lack of support for businesses), it feels like a tall order to match the intensity!
Fear not, there’s plenty of topics to discuss for Make UK’s team!
The big topic this week has been inflation and the pressures on both businesses and consumers.
So what action do manufacturers want and what could Government consider?
  • Waive or reduce business rates for the next 12 months to immediately alleviate cash flow penalty for businesses that are improving or expanding their site to deliver more work or reduce energy consumption.
  • Where inflation continues to rise, consider implementing VAT deferrals for larger businesses, and waive completely for SMEs.
Don’t forget Make UK research conducted in October 2021 revealed that just over a third (34%) of manufacturers foresaw their businesses’ debt or tax liabilities posing an operational threat to the business in the coming two years!
On that positive note… Happy Monday!

Learn More About National Manufacturing Day – How to put on an event
National Manufacturing Day is an opportunity for manufacturers to showcase the range of highly skilled and well-paid jobs they have on offer by throwing open their doors in a UK wide Open House on Thursday 7 July 2022.
We are looking to engage with students, parents, teachers, community leaders and local residents. By holding a National Manufacturing Day event, you’ll not only join hundreds of other hosts in showcasing modern manufacturing jobs and technologies but also highlight the benefits that manufacturing provides to your community and the country as a whole.
📅 Friday 27 May, 12.30 - 13.00
Sign up to hear manufacturers share their ideas for the National Manufacturing Day activity and hear from the Careers and Enterprise Company on how to engage locally with your future workforce. 
What’s it about?
  • Get inspiration and ideas from fellow manufacturers
  • Hear from the Careers and Enterprise Company on how to engage with local future talent
  • Hear from other businesses what they are planning to do on the day and in the run up to market their activity
  • Learn tips on hosting and marketing an event
  • Hear how to engage successfully with local schools and communities to recruit local talent and inspire future makers.
Email nmd@makeuk.org for more information
Private Networks: In conversation with Make UK
Make UK’s Senior Policy Manager Nina Gryf took part in techUK’s Future Private Networks campaign this week with techUK’s Head of Telecoms and Spectrum Policy, Sophie James.
Find out why:
  • Manufacturers need to adopt digital technologies
  • For digital adoption to increase key barriers need to be addressed
  • Policy changes are required to increase adoption and improve productivity
See the short video interview here: Private Networks: In conversation - Make UK (techuk.org) and download the user guide here.
ICYMI
CEO Stephen Phipson’s chat on Sky’s Ian King Live was discussing how we may be seeing the era of globalisation passing with disruption and volatility for global trade fast becoming normal. Looks like we could be moving from ‘just in time’ manufacturing to ‘just in case’ supply chains.
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📺We may now be seeing the era of globalisation passing its peak, with disruption and volatility for global trade fast becoming normal.

For many companies, this will mean leaving ‘just in time’ behind and embracing ‘just in case'.

CEO Stephen Phipson on @SkyIanKingLive https://t.co/jRdaGS6eH3
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