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UK manufacturing hits seven year low

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02 Sep 2019
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Dismal figures show manufacturing industries have no confidence in the Government’s Brexit strategy says GMB Union

GMB, the manufacturing union, says the Government is risking jobs with it’s reckless approach to Brexit as UK manufacturing output hits a seven year low.

Figures released today show output volumes fell as intakes of new work contracted at the fastest pace for since 2012, while business optimism dropped to a record low.

 


 

 

Jude Brimble, GMB National Secretary, said:

“These latest dismal figures show that manufacturing industries have no confidence in the Government’s Brexit strategy.

“Crashing out of the EU without a deal would cause mayhem, delays and increase costs for our importers, exporters and their supply chains.

“The Government should be working to rebuild confidence instead ministers are risking more and more decent manufacturing jobs with their reckless approach.”

 

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