Archive for the ‘Weekly Diary ’ Category

Forward Diary: 27th – 31st March 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 27th March 2017

Forward Diary: 20th – 24th March 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 20th March 2017

Forward Diary: 13th – 17th March 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 13th March 2017

Vauxhall’s fight for survival begins

Carlos Tavares, the man who will determine the future of Vauxhall workers, downplayed the threat to more than 4,000 Vauxhall workers – but he chose his words very carefully. The head of PSA insisted that the new combined company would have an opportunity to set new internal benchmarks for performance. They will allow plants to be compared and improve. Production commitments expire in 2021 for Ellesmere Port and 2025 for Luton. After that it will be every plant for itself in a battle for jobs. The combined company will have 24 factories and everyone at the Geneva motor show agrees that is a few too many. Several senior executives who asked not to be named had the same message. Consolidation is good because it’s the best way to take out overcapacity. That has to happen and that means plants will close and jobs will go. In this inevitable fight for survival, the UK starts at a disadvantage according to most executives here. Uncertainty over Brexit and the terms of trade with Europe is one handicap. The fall in sterling is another. Although labour costs have gone down, the price of the 75% of parts for a Vauxhall Astra that come from Europe has gone up. Having said that, Mr Tavares said that in the event of a “hard” Brexit, it may be more – not less – important to have manufacturing in the UK.

Forward Diary: 6th – 10th March 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 6th March 2017

‘Still stains’ on Sir Philip Green over BHS

Retail tycoon Sir Philip Green’s £363m payment to the BHS pension scheme does not wipe away the stains from his reputation, a senior MP has said. Business committee chairman Iain Wright told the Daily Mirror letting him keep his title would be the “biggest case of cash for honours that we’ve ever seen”. Sir Philip agreed the settlement with the regulator to help fill the failed retailer’s pensions black hole. But fellow Labour MP Frank Field said the BHS saga was far from over. Under the deal with the Pensions Regulator announced on Tuesday, former BHS workers will get the same starting pension that they were originally promised. Mr Wright and Work and Pensions Select Committee chairman Frank Field led questioning of Sir Philip over the sale of the chain and its eventual collapse. He owned BHS for 15 years before selling it for £1 to former bankrupt Dominic Chappell.

Forward Diary: 27th February – 3rd March 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 27th February 2017

Forward Diary: 20th – 24th February 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 20th February 2017

Forward Diary: 13th – 17th February 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 13th February 2017

Forward Diary: 6th – 10th February 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 6th February 2017

Forward Diary: 30th January – 3rd February 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 30th January 2017

Forward Diary: 23rd – 27th January 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 23rd January 2017

Forward Diary: 16th – 20th January 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 16th January 2017

Forward Diary: 9th – 13th January 2017

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 9th January 2017

Forward Diary: 26th – 30th December 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 26th December 2016

Forward Diary: 19th – 23rd December 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 19th December 2016

Forward Diary: 12th – 16th December 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 12th December 2016

Forward Diary: 5th – 9th December 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 5th December 2016

Forward Diary: 28th November – 2nd December 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 28th November 2016

Forward Diary: 21st – 25th November 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 21st November 2016

Forward Diary: 14th – 18th November 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 7th November 2016

Forward Diary: 7th – 11th November 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 7th November 2016

Forward Diary: 31st October – 4th November 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 31st October 2016

Forward Diary: 24th – 28th October 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 24th October 2016

Forward Diary: 17th – 21st October 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 17th October 2016

Forward Diary: 10th – 14th October 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 10th October 2016

Forward Diary: 3rd – 7th October 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 3rd October 2016

Forward Diary: 26th – 30th September 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 26th September 2016

Forward Diary: 19th – 23rd September 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 19th September 2016

Forward Diary: 12th – 16th September 2016

Company and economic announcements planned for the week commencing 12th September 2016