EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation has announced a partnership with Collingwood Health to increase its range of Occupational Health (OH) services to manufacturing companies.
Calls for new taxes obscuring needs of real economy says EEF
Commenting on the Breedon Review published today, Ms Lee Hopley, Chief Economist at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation said:
Commenting on today’s announcement on Employment Law Reform and no-fault dismissal procedures, Tim Thomas, Head of Employment Policy at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation said:
EEF has welcomed the recommendations by the Work and Pensions Select Committee to push for greater transparency of pension charges, to ensure that NEST covers firms of all sizes and to encourage the government to run an ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the scheme. Most importantly, it strongly welcomes the recommendations on transfers and the cap on contributions to address employer concerns over complexity.
Demand outlook recovers, but confidence still to translate into investment that will drive growth
- Output and orders balances recover from weakening at end of 2011.
- UK demand show notable improvement over the quarter.
- But big differences between sectors remain.
- Investment and recruitment plans have held up
- Sharp turnaround in forward-looking balances point to stronger q2.
- Forecast revised down reflecting contraction at end of 2011