IHS Markit

UK manufacturing lost momentum as January records a three-month low

The UK's manufacturing sector lost momentum in January, as activity slowed to a three-month low.

Published 1 February 2021

UK manufacturing at three month low in October

UK manufacturing activity dropped to a three-month low in October signalling a challenging start to the fourth quarter of this year as new COVID-19 restrictions come into force. 

Published 3 November 2020

UK manufacturing activity at 30-month high in August

UK manufacturing activity reached a 30-month high in August as firms across the UK restarted operations after the coronavirus lockdown. 

Published 1 September 2020

UK businesses outperform international counterparts in July

UK businesses outperformed their international counterparts on a series of metrics tracking recovery from COVID-19 during July, according to Lloyds Bank.

Published 21 August 2020

UK manufacturing activity at 16-month high in July

UK manufacturing activity reached a 16-month high last month, marking the fastest expansion since November 2017, according to the latest IHS Markit/Cips UK manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI).

Published 4 August 2020

UK sees record declines in manufacturing and service sector output as pandemic continues

Widespread business shutdowns at home and abroad in response to the coronavirus pandemic has unsurprisingly resulted in a rapid reduction in UK private sector output during April, according to latest IHS Markit/ CIPS Flash UK Composite PMI.

Published 23 April 2020

Stock markets suffer worst quarter in over 30 years

Stock markets have suffered their worst quarter in over thirty years after the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted economies across the globe.

Published 1 April 2020

PMI: Record slump in business activity amid coronavirus outbreak

IHS Markit/CIPS Flash UK PMI has signalled a record slump in business activity amid emergency public health measures to halt spread of coronavirus.

Published 24 March 2020

UK manufacturing expands at fastest pace since April

Growth of manufacturing output accelerated to a ten-month high in February, according to the latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI.

Published 2 March 2020

UK manufacturing sector stabilises as political uncertainty subsides

The start of 2020 saw the performance of the UK manufacturing sector steady following the downturn experienced through much of last year, according to the latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI.

Published 3 February 2020

UK manufacturing industry sees job cuts hit highest level in seven years

The most recent IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers Index has revealed that the British manufacturing industry's job losses have hit the worst level in seven years.

Published 3 December 2019

KPMG: Number of Scots earning less than real Living Wage drops to new low

The number of Scottish workers earning less than the real Living Wage in Scotland has dropped by 13% in the last year, exceeding the decline seen across the UK as a whole (10%), according to analysis from KPMG.

Published 4 November 2019

Threat of recession shakes household confidence

Public financial confidence has fallen to reach its lowest level in three months, according to the household finance index by IHS Markit.

Published 21 August 2019