Manufacturing activity weakens in last quarter

Manufacturing output growth slowed in the quarter to February, while order books improved slightly, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends...

Sainsbury-Asda merger put in doubt by regulator

Regulators have raised concerns over the proposed merger of supermarket giants Sainsbury and Asda questioning whether the deal will push prices and...

Bruntwood Works launches £50m building transformation programme

Rooftop gardens at Blackfriars and a stunning new art and exhibition space at 111 Piccadilly are among the inspirational new renovations being...

Wages rising fastest in a decade as employment reaches another record high

UK wages are increasing at their joint-fastest rate in a decade, with unemployment remaining low at 4 per cent.

First bus sells Manchester Operation for £11m

First Bus has today announced its intention to sell the Queens Road bus depot and operations to the Go-Ahead Group for £11.2m. 

Charting the Growth of Co-Working Offices

Co-working spaces are on the rise in Manchester and for good reason. As the city sees an increase in start-ups and small...

Inflation and skills shortages push private sector pay expectations to a seven-year high

After six years stuck at 2%, basic pay award expectations in the private sector have increased to 2.5%.

Retail sector bounces back as online sales dip

 Retail sales rebounded strongly in January as steep clothing discounts attracted wary shoppers, bucking a slowdown in consumer spending ahead of Brexit.

Multimillion pound biotechnology research investment for Manchester

The University of Manchester has been awarded £10million to launch a UK-wide biomanufacturing research hub that could pave the way for easier...

Future secured for Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Valerie has been bought out of administration by an Irish private equity firm, which could secure its future in Manchester.

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