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Business Secretary writes open letter to manufacturers

In an open letter published on Gov.uk, the Business Secretary said: "Manufacturing is a critical part of our economy and I would like to be clear that there is no restriction on manufacturing continuing under the current rules. Guidelines from Public Health England provide best practice advice on how this can be done safely." 

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Chancellor Makes Changes to Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today announced changes to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme. ADS has requested improvements to the scheme to make it more accessible for a larger number of businesses. 

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Aircraft Order Backlog Offers Long-Term Reassurance in Challenging 2020

Aircraft orders in first two months of 2020 the best for the last six years, with 314 orders placed, pushing overall backlog of 14,094. 

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ADS Welcomes the Announcement of Ventilator Consortium

Today it was announced that the UK’s aerospace, automotive and medical sectors have come together to produce 10,000 medical ventilators. 

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Government Guidance Confirms Manufacturing Workers Can Go To Work

ADS and Unite welcomed updated Government guidance confirming that manufacturing workers can continue travelling to work, and employers should ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place in workplaces to protect them. 

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Manufacturing workers able to continue

Workers in industries including manufacturing and construction will be able to continue going to work through the period of restrictions on movement announced by the Prime Minister on Monday. Following new rules coming into force to restrict social contact in the UK for three weeks, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) clarified the guidance for industries where home-working arrangements is not possible for all activities. 

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An update regarding FIA2020

It is with great regret that we announce the Farnborough International Airshow 2020, due to take place in July, is cancelled. After very careful consideration, the unprecedented impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic has forced this decision in the interests of the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors, contractors and staff. 

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Wage Support Essential to Protect Long-Term Jobs

While Government and the Bank of England have been clear they want to support companies and have put a package of measures in place, businesses are already facing difficult decisions affecting their workforces. Companies facing temporary substantial falls in revenue should be offered direct salary support to make sure they do not need to make any workforce reduction. 

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2020 UK Youth Rocketry Challenge Cancellation

The welfare of everyone involved in participating and running the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge is of the utmost importance to us. Following the Government’s advice to avoid unnecessary travel and non-essential contact with other people in support of its efforts to delay and prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the UK, it will no longer be appropriate to run the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge regional events that are due to commence from next week. 

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Chancellor Announces Business Support Package

The measures announced by the Chancellor today will provide welcome reassurance and support for companies across our industries and the wider economy. Government assistance in addressing problems from temporary disruption to orders, supply chains or access to finance will help businesses to manage the economic challenges and minimise any long-term impact.