Economic uncertainty contributes to manufacturing slowdown

Manufacturing output in the West Midlands fell in the last quarter according to a joint survey from the employers organisation EEF and the accountants BDO. Falling demand, weaker construction industry supply chain, and political uncertainty in some global markets mean the outlook is “more subdued than it has been for some time” says the survey. One result of this greater uncertainty and more febrile market is a drop in investment across the UK in general.

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