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News & Industry Updates from Capitas

Our news and industry updates page is regularly refreshed and delivers interesting and sector-relevant articles across a variety of industries. Mike Bethwaite specialises in monitoring developments in the Energy, Automotive and Manufacturing sectors and his articles are written with a particular flair and include his own insightful points of view. Jason Hunter focuses on Energy-Efficiency and his news and industry posts include broad industry-media coverage and are certainly well worth a read. Both have their finger on the pulse and their articles are always relevant, interesting and thought-provoking.

Light at the end of the tunnel

30th October 2018

Aided by the biggest upgrade to the OBR’s fiscal forecast in five years, the Chancellor held out the promise of a brighter future in his third Budget. …

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Encouraging Signs

8th October 2018

Latest monthly UK PMI surveys were upbeat, hinting at firmer Q3 GDP. Increasing skill shortages suggest a pick-up in wage growth in coming months, supportive…

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Autumn challenges

10th September 2018

A fresh Parliamentary term but the top agenda item is most definitely familiar. Brexit will again be all-consuming in the coming months, and far beyond.…

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Good UK fiscal news

28th August 2018

    The UK’s encouraging fiscal position provides Chancellor Hammond with more room for manoeuvre in his upcoming autumn statement. Breakthrough?…

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Lacklustre

16th August 2018

UK growth rebounded in Q2, but outlook is clouded   Unimpressive. Latest monthly GDP figures confirmed the UK economy recovered from a weak Q1, posting…

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Onward and Upward

6th August 2018

The MPC voted unanimously to raise interest rates and the Fed looks like it is warming up for more of the same    Rate hike ahoy! The Bank of…

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Signs

30th July 2018

The economic data is hinting at an impact from trade tensions. But it’s very modest, so far at least Trade tensions. Any signs they’re impacting…

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Stuck in Orbit

23rd July 2018

The labour market continues to strengthen but wage growth refuses to escape its sluggish trajectory    Strong and stable: UK labour market conditions…

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Encouraging

9th July 2018

An upbeat speech from Bank of England governor Mark Carney shortens the odds of an August rate hike Bullish Carney. Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s…

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Largesse

25th June 2018

Pressure eases on public finances, but not enough to finance a big Birthday gift without recourse to higher taxes. Honey, Hammond, I shrank the deficit.…

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Full Time

18th June 2018

Big, expensive, marred by controversy and inherently political. No, not the World Cup. QE. And the final whistle for this extraordinary period for monetary…

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