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Eurocrats unveiled plans to ban “Made in Britain” labels

Eurocrats unveiled plans to ban “Made in Britain” labels | Kayleigh Howarth | Scoop.it

EU officials want the tags to show where a product’s most expensive part comes from.

The new laws could see up to 90% of British-made products stripped of the prized label.

Furious Kate Hills, of UK trade body Make It British, said: “This is a slap in the face for UK manufacturing.”

Mulberry handbags will be marketed as “Made in Italy”, where the leather comes from. Savile Row suits would have to make a change because wool comes in from Australia and New Zealand.

Rolls-Royce and Asprey’s jewellery could also be hit.

Companies face hefty fines if they fail to comply.

Simon Rainer, chief executive of the British Jeweller’s Association, said: “The proposals are typical of the EU’s one-size-fits-all approach.

“The penalties may be huge, possibly in the region of 10% of company turnover, for non-compliance.”

The UK and Germany are opposing the plan.


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UK economy shrank at end of 2012

UK economy shrank at end of 2012 | Kayleigh Howarth | Scoop.it

The UK economy shrank by 0.3% in the last three months of 2012, further fuelling fears that the economy could re-enter recession.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the fall in output was largely due to a drop in mining and quarrying, after maintenance delays at the UK's largest North Sea oil field.

The economy had grown by 0.9% in the previous quarter, boosted by the London 2012 Olympic Games.

For the whole year, growth was flat.

The ONS said that the "bumpy economy" was on a "sluggish trend".

Manufacturing fell by 1.5% in the fourth quarter, the services sector was flat, but construction output rose by 0.3%.


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Céline Castanier's curator insight, March 3, 2016 3:38 PM
The economy had grown by 0.9% in the previous quarter, boosted by the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Jaguar installs UK's largest rooftop solar array | GizMag.com

Jaguar installs UK's largest rooftop solar array | GizMag.com | Kayleigh Howarth | Scoop.it

The rooftops of automotive manufacturing plants have proven fertile ground for solar arrays with Audi, Ferrari and Renault installing extensive fields of solar panels at their respective facilities. Now Jaguar Land Rover has got on board with the largest rooftop solar panel array in the UK sprouting from its new Engine Manufacturing Centre in South Staffordshire.

 

Comprising more than 21,000 photovoltaic panels, the new system boasts a capacity of 5.8 MW, with Jaguar planning to increase this to over 6.3 MW by the end of this year. Jaguar estimates the installation will meet more than 30 percent of the Engine Manufacturing Centre's energy requirements and reduce the plant's CO2 footprint by over 2,400 tonnes (2645.5 tons) per year.

 

Energy monitoring facilities are used to continually analyze energy usage throughout the plant so as to identify areas for potential savings of electricity and natural gas, while insulated cladding and cutting-edge heating and lighting systems help minimize energy usage. Additionally, the roof design and automatic louvers maximize daylight and provide natural ventilation.

 

Jaguar Land Rover will also look to accommodate local wildlife with plans to create an ecological corridor across the bottom of the site that is designed to help local species move safely from one side of the site to the other. It will also seek to attract small mammals, invertebrates, amphibians, bats and birds to the site through the installation of boxes, habitat piles, dead wood stumps and insect houses.

 

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Moulton Business BUSS4's curator insight, October 18, 2014 9:32 AM

This article links to how changes in technology, globalisation and government policy might affect the strategy of businesses manufacturing in the UK.

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Amazon.com: Strategic Management and Online Selling: Creating Competitive Advantage with Intangible Web Goods (Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies) eBook: Susanne Royer: Kindle Store

Strategic Management and Online Selling: Creating Competitive Advantage with Intangible Web Goods (Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies) - Kindle edition by Susanne Royer.
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Tesco reports sharp fall in sales

Tesco reports sharp fall in sales | Kayleigh Howarth | Scoop.it

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, June 5, 2014 4:42 AM

think about porter's generic strategies, many feel that Tesco is fast becomming the piggy in the middle.

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Homepage BUSINESSEUROPE

Homepage BUSINESSEUROPE | Kayleigh Howarth | Scoop.it

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, June 17, 2014 4:58 AM

Some useful information, video and data on this website for the EU - a topic not tested regularly.

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UK Space Agency to Develop World's First Air-Breathing Rocket Engine | SpaceRef Business

UK Space Agency to Develop World's First Air-Breathing Rocket Engine | SpaceRef Business | Kayleigh Howarth | Scoop.it

"Through the UK Space Agency, the Government is set to invest £60 million ($90.5) in the development of the SABRE - a British-designed rocket engine which could revolutionize the fields of propulsion and launcher technology, and significantly reduce the costs of accessing space.

 

"SABRE has the potential to create 21,000 high value engineering and manufacturing jobs; maximise the UK's access to a conservatively estimated £13.8 billion ($20.8) launcher market over the next thirty years; and provide economic benefits from spill-over technology markets.

 

"Built by UK company Reaction Engines (REL), the unique engine is designed to extract the oxygen it needs for low atmosphere flight from the air itself, paving the way for a new generation of spaceplanes which would be lighter, reusable and able to take off and launch from conventional airport runways."


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UK economy shows broad-based growth

UK economy shows broad-based growth | Kayleigh Howarth | Scoop.it

The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the three months to June, official figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal, with all sectors expanding.

Output grew in all of the construction, manufacturing, services and agriculture sectors according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The Chancellor George Osborne said it showed the economy was "on the mend", but his opposite number Ed Balls said families were still suffering.

Despite the relatively strong figure, analysts said the outlook for the rest of the year remained uncertain.

 

The 0.6% seasonally-adjusted growth rate was in line with market expectations, and was up from 0.3% growth in the previous quarter...


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30 Social Media Business Case Studies

30 Social Media Business Case Studies | Kayleigh Howarth | Scoop.it
30 interesting social media business case studies, which will provide you with actual implementation insights and ideas.

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McDonald's headquarters shut down

McDonald's headquarters shut down | Kayleigh Howarth | Scoop.it

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, May 22, 2014 6:50 AM

corporate social responsibility and ethics

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Starbucks to pay US college fees

Starbucks to pay US college fees | Kayleigh Howarth | Scoop.it

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, June 17, 2014 4:29 AM

Good corporate social responsibility or a clever marketing and recruitment strategy?

Emily Ellis's curator insight, November 28, 2014 6:07 AM

clever marketing stratergy