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.


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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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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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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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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Sweet sweet services

11th June 2018

A reversal of fortune in the service sector should hair a return to business as usual for the UK economy.   Pressure building. Confidence returned…

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Still purring

21st May 2018

Despite strong investment, record employment and (finally) real pay growth, weak spending slows the economy. Hiring on all cylinders. The UK’s well-oiled…

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Oceans Apart

10th May 2018

Since 2008 the major central banks have been, by and large, pushing in the same direction. No longer. There’s widening clear blue water separating…

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30th April 2018

A sharp slowdown in economic activity adds to calls for the bank of England to pause before raising interest rates. Wipeout. The UK eked out growth of…

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