Insights

The pandemic is impacting every sector in different ways. Our insight series unpicks the details using the latest data and expert commentary.
Life sciences sector

The post coronavirus commercial landscape provides fresh, new opportunities for UK leaders in digital health to explore rapid growth in China, Japan and Korea.

Transport and logistic sector

In addition to coping with the ongoing impacts of coronavirus, the transport and logistics sector must also prepare for the UK’s emergence from the transition agreement with the European Union on 1 January 2021.

Automotive sector

The Chancellor's summer statement was met with disappointment by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, who pointed out the German Government had proposed a  €5bn package of incentives, and the French Government has unveiled an €8bn plan.

Aerospace sector

While flight numbers are increasing as lockdowns are eased and the summer holiday season begins, major manufacturers such as Airbus and Boeing still estimate it will take as long as four or five years for the industry to recover to pre-coronavirus levels.

Retail and wholesale sector

Retailers will continue to play a key role in battling the coronavirus pandemic. Government guidelines are in place for how they can operate safely including rules requiring shoppers to wear face masks. Clearly, it’s vital that we now see a recovery in consumer confidence, but safety remains a priority.

Food & drink sector

Sales of alcoholic beverages have inevitably been impacted by the closure of pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues, as well as travel restrictions. Speed of recovery will depend on how quickly such venues are able to reopen in the coming months.

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We’re continuing to work closely with clients and partners from across the chemicals sector, which has operated at a lower capacity during the coronavirus pandemic. While this is set to continue, production is beginning to ramp up. The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) says it’s now shiftin...

As the UK finally begins to move out of lockdown, wholesalers and retailers are surveying the cost of the coronavirus pandemic and working hard to learn the lessons of the crisis.

Article - 1st Jul 2020

MakeUK’s latest report on the manufacturing sector warns the automotive industry has been hit harder than any other by the coronavirus pandemic, though it’s optimistic about the prospects for a recovery next year.

With non-essential stores in England re-opening their doors this week, the importance of the retail sector to the UK’s economic recovery was highlighted again. Over the last few months, we’ve seen important support provided by the Government.

Article - 1st Jul 2020

Predictions for the life science sector continue to advise that it will experience or already is experiencing a V-shaped recovery across its subsectors.

As the coronavirus lockdown eases, pressure on the UK Government to provide direct support to critical industries such as aerospace is mounting, particularly since the German and French Governments have unveiled the detail of their support for their aerospace sectors.

We’re continuing to work closely with our partners and clients from across the food and drink sector as they manage the challenges presented by the coronavirus crisis.

The Government has now published details relating to the UK’s departure from the post-Brexit transition period on 1 January 2021.

Article - 2nd Jul 2020

MakeUK’s latest report on the manufacturing sector reveals that the chemical industry’s performance in the second quarter was hit hard by the coronavirus crisis.

As Britain emerges from its coronavirus lockdown, firms in the UK are facing a host of challenges as they attempt to get back to business as usual.

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