Economics

Budget 2014: Underwhelming exports

Despite the rhetoric on supporting exports and the Government’s objective of doubling exports, the OBR’s new forecasts provide a rather bleak outlook. According to the…

Budget 2014: Boost to Business Investment?

One of ADS’ key concerns heading in to yesterday’s Budget was that the Government couldn’t take the recovery in Business Investment for granted, and government…

Budget 2014: The good, the bad & the ugly

Budget 2014: The good, the bad & the ugly

So, a quick overview of the Budget implications from a helicopter view point: The good: Significant support for investment (increasing AIA to £500k through 2015);…

Shortage of Engineering Skills

A couple of weeks ago, an industry colleague challenged me, saying ‘Everyone bangs on about a skills shortage, but where’s the evidence?’ I said that…

Mexico: Future Aerospace powerhouse?

Mexico: Future Aerospace powerhouse?

Today’s release of the ‘ADS Global Aerospace Outlook 2014’ identifies Mexico as one of 9 priority countries that the UK aerospace industry and UK government…

US lessons for the UK economy

US lessons for the UK economy

US GDP figures out yesterday shed some new light on the outlook for the UK economy. Fourth quarter DGP growth was 3.2% annualised (or roughly…