Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering – research to boost demand for higher technical education and create provision to meet this demand

The Heart of the South West LEP is working with the Learning and Work Institute (L&W) to explore ways to boost demand for higher technical education at Level 4 and 5, and create provision to meet this demand. L&W has been commissioned by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the Heart …

Make UK: Furlough extension vital for key industry sectors to prevent jobs bloodbath

Survey shows redundancy plans escalating and prospects for normal trading receding Britain’s manufacturers are calling on the Government to extend the Job Retention Scheme for strategic industry sectors by six months in order to avoid the loss of highly skilled job losses in manufacturing on a scale not seen since …

FABLABS to reopen!

Barnstaple and Exeter FABLABS have been closed since March during the COVID-19 Lockdown but have plans in place for reopening. FABLAB Barnstaple – Reopening Plans are in place. Do watch out for announcements on social media.FABLAB Exeter – Reopening Tuesday 28th July at 10am**Reopening on a limit basis – booking …

Industry calls for National Recovery Plan as sector plunges to record lows – Make UK/BDO survey

Immediate stimulus package for manufacturers should lead measures to boost investment and save jobs Key findings Output plunges to lowest level in 30 year survey history UK and export orders at lows comparable to financial crisis Employment and investment suffer significant cutbacks Just over 10% of companies operating at full …

Government publishes detailed guidance on the revised furlough scheme

Make UK has analysed the guidance… Late on 12 June, the Government updated its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to provide more detail about how the revised Scheme, which begins on 1 July, will operate. The revised Scheme provides for flexible furloughing from 1 July, however, the level …

North Devon Council Local business e-bulletin

The local business e-bulletin brings North Devon business owners the latest information, advice and support available, both locally and nationally. We want this e-bulletin to help as many businesses within northern Devon as possible so please subscribe to our ‘Local business’ topic to continue receiving these bulletins and help us by asking any …