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Date: Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Reports from survey respondents attributed higher levels of business activity to a further solid upturn in new work.

 

result of the weak pound having driven up import
prices. As such, the survey data suggest that
inflationary pressures have yet to peak.”
Duncan Brock, Director of Customer Relationships
at the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply,
said:
“November’s data painted a disappointing portrait of
a sector struggling against Brexit-related
uncertainty and a weaker economic outlook, as
fewer jobs were created and overall activity
dropped back from October’s six-month high.
“Businesses could no longer fight against the tide of
higher prices for food, fuel and salaries as input
cost inflation remained close to its strongest for six
years, and businesses passed these increases on
to consumers at the fastest rate since February
2008. The level of new order growth lost some
momentum, as inflation also ate away at household
incomes for a double whammy effect on the UK
population reluctant to spend.
“Purchasing managers voiced concerns that the
dearth of skilled labour not only contributed to
increased business costs due to demand for higher
salaries, but that pressures on operating capacity
intensified because recruitment had become more
stilted.
“Optimism for the future was sustained and
improved slightly but this is nothing to write home
about. Though any uplift in sentiment is always
welcomed, the levels of confidence were far from
those seen during the highs of 2013-2016.”

Date: Monday, December 04, 2017

House building projects were again the primary growth engine for construction activity.

Date: Friday, December 01, 2017

Manufacturing production expanded at the fastest
pace since September 2016 and to one of the
greatest extents during the past four years.
Manufacturing production expanded at the fastestpace since September 2016 and to one of thegreatest extents during the past four years.

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Formed in 2009, ValueOne specialise in supply chain management, procurement and logistics, providing an array of services which develops and enhance procurement and supply chain organisations in Sweden. 

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The training will offer a range of learning options such as e-learning, face-to-face and longer-term work-based learning though the CIPS Corporate award programme, tailored for the exact needs of the business which supplies virtually every vehicle manufacturer in the world. 

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

The CIPS Risk Index fell for the third consecutive quarter to 80.3, down from 81.3 in Q2

Date: Monday, November 06, 2017

The survey of 1,118 supply chain managers in the UK and Europe also finds that two fifths (40%) of UK businesses with EU suppliers have begun the search for domestic suppliers to replace their EU partners.

Date: Friday, November 03, 2017

UK service providers indicated that business activity growth improved on its recent underwhelming trend in October.

Date: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Confidence regarding 12-month outlook drops to weakest since December 2012

Date: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Output and new order growth remain robust