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Confused energy strategy is hobbling UK manufacturing

The recently published BIS report on future electricity costs for energy intensive industries (EIIs) only reinforces the view that many have held for some time - that current costs are higher here than in many of our global competitor nations and that this gap will only grow due to the implementation of a range of climate change measures here in the UK between 2013 and 2020.

State banks appeal to SMEs, but there are better options

The economist Adam Posen is a man that few printers will have heard of before this week. Known primarily for being the arch-dove on the Bank of England's nine member Monetary Policy Committee, Posen has long been advocating (loudly and in isolation) a further bout of quantitative easing.

Lacklustre Q3 for print as output skips seasonal boost

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  • Friday, November 15, 2019
The third quarter of 2019 was disappointing for the UK print industry, with both output and orders failing to live up to expectations according to the BPIF’s latest Printing Outlook, but the general election should provide a Q4 boost.

AIFMP meets Finance Ministry officials to discuss SSI denial

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  • Wednesday, April 14, 2010
PrintWeek India - A high-ranking representation from the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) met officials from the Central Board for Excise and Customs (CBEC), New Delhi to discuss the denial of Small Scale Industry (SSI) Exemption for printing and packaging materials.

The small matter of fraud

According to PwC’s 2018 Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey, only 49% of global organisations said they’ve been a victim of fraud and economic crime. While some might question the percentage quoted, the natural question that follows is what about the other 51%? Have they really not suffered any fraud – at all?

BPIF Outlook reports positive Q4 and Q1 confidence

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  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The BPIF has released its latest Printing Outlook study of the health of the industry, highlighting that output and orders exceeded expectations in Q4 2015 and there is a positive forecast for Q1 2016 as some confidence returns.

Warming up for 'the Olympics of print': your guide to Drupa 2012

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  • Wednesday, May 2, 2012
B2 or not B2? That is the question digital manufacturers have been asking themselves pre-Drupa and - for the most part - they have opted for the affirmative answer. So much so, in fact, that some are already calling Drupa 2012 'the B2 Drupa'. However, despite the best efforts of Fujifilm, Screen, HP, Xeikon, MGI and Landa, plus those of a Ryobi/Miyakoshi partnership, show director Manuel Matar says the epithet is a little premature for the self-styled 'Olympics of print'.

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