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The Spring Budget will boost productivity and help close the skills gap, claimed the FDF

Budget 2017

Spring Budget to boost manufacturers’ productivity

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers will welcome plans set out in the Spring Budget to boost productivity, research and development and close the skills gap, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). But the FDF remained opposed to the sugar levy.

Is your firm missing out on claiming for R&D tax credits?

Food firms urged to claim tax credits for R&D

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers are being urged to claim back research and development (R&D) tax credits after Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) figures revealed just 1% of potentially eligible UK firms were doing so.

The chancellor's Autumn Statement drew a mixed reaction from industry commentators

Autumn statement gets praise and brickbats

By Michael Stones

Chancellor George Osborne’s last Autumn Statement before next year’s general election drew both praise and criticism from food manufacturers and economic commentators.

On your side or on your back? George Osborne claimed the budget showed the government was 'on the side of people trying to work hard'

Manufacturers react to the budget – in quotes

By Mike Stones

Bouquets and brickbats – seemingly in equal measure – greeted the chancellor’s budget this week. Here, we bring you a flavour of the key points in quotes from industry groups and leading players.

Actions to curb rising energy costs, cut red tape and improve access to finance topped the food industry’s budget Wish List

Food industrys’s top 10 budget Wish List

By Lorraine Mullaney

Help with rising fuel costs, less red tape and easier access to finance are top of food manufacturers’ Wish List for the 2013 budget. asked some of the industry’s key players what they would like to see in the Chancellor’s Budget...


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