Fashion and textiles manufacturing output falls in May 2016

The volatility in fashion and textiles manufacturing output continued in May 2016 as the gains made in April were wiped out and the Index fell back to the level it was at in March at 88.3 (with 2013 equalling the average of 100.) Wider manufacturing also saw a slight fall although the index remains ahead … More Fashion and textiles manufacturing output falls in May 2016

Spending on clothing and footwear continues upwards

The latest consumer spending figures have shown UK consumers continued to spend on clothing and footwear products and services in q1 2016.  Both the chained and current price indices rose to record levels for a single quarter with growth in spending in all segments apart from repair and hire and dry-cleaning of clothing and footwear. … More Spending on clothing and footwear continues upwards

Did Brexit uncertainty see investment slump in q1 2016

The latest business investment figures show fashion and textiles manufacturing saw limited investment in q1 2016, the lowest reported figures since the start of the millenium and following a period of sustained growth since the recession.  Total business investment into the sector fell for the fourth successive quarter and stood  at £19m for the first … More Did Brexit uncertainty see investment slump in q1 2016