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Fourth Quarter: CIA Economic Report 2024


The CIA released the latest economic report looking at the topics discussed by members in addition to the economic performance of the prior quarter and forecasts for the future. 

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Chemical Industries Association Launches Manifesto in Parliament


The Chemical Industries Association launched its manifesto in parliament emphasising the role of the UK chemical industry as a key building block of the economy.

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Nominations Now Open for the Chemical Industry Awards 2024


The Chemical Industries Association is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the Chemical Industry 2024 awards. Designed to honour outstanding achievements at the company, site, or individual level, these awards provide a unique platform to showcase the best in the chemical sector.

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Martin Ashcroft elected President of the UK’s Chemical Industries Association


The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Martin Ashcroft CChem FRSC, as its new President. 


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The crucial role of chemistry in achieving net-zero: transforming industries and reducing emissions


Whatever obstacles emerge along the way, chemistry and the chemical industry will set to work to find a solution and to seize the opportunities that the transition presents.

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Celebration of Success 2023


Whether you were able to join us in Manchester, entered any of our awards or were not able to do so, we at CIA want to thank all of you for continuing to show what this truly innovative industry does for the whole of the UK and beyond! 

The UK must harness the power of advanced manufacturing


UK advanced manufacturing can support sustainable regional and national economic growth, but this requires long-term political vision and commitment, according to the leaders of the UK’s five most successful manufacturing sectors. 


Chemistry Week - ChemTalent round table discussion celebrating careers in chemistry


Get ready to celebrate Chemistry Week!


Chemical Industries Association welcomes OpenPSM as new associate member


The CIA welcomes OpenPSM to its membership 

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CIA Sustainability Conference 2023


The Chemical Industries Association  Sustainability Conference is back on Wednesday 18 October 2023.

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The importance of foreign investment to the UK: How the chemical industry supports economic growth


The UK has entered a quite critical phase, post-Brexit, post-Covid and with sluggish growth of just 1% projected throughout 2024 and at the same time the size of the UK economy remaining below its pre-pandemic level, help is needed. Advanced manufacturing remains key to the UK turning its fortunes around and delivering on Net Zero 2050 obligations.

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Top manufacturing exporter battles through economic challenge


Companies in one of Britain’s biggest manufacturing industries are fighting the toughest of economic battles.


Chemical industry must be seen as crucial to net zero transition or employers will struggle to attract skilled staff, report finds


The perception that the chemicals industry is not central to achieving net zero targets will affect companies’ ability to recruit skilled staff, according to a new report.


​Announcement of the Energy Bill Discount Scheme avoids a cliff edge for businesses beyond 31 March 2023


Whilst welcoming the additional support, the new scheme means support for UK businesses falls behind that offered by other European countries (Germany, France and Italy) and at a significant competitive disadvantage opposite the US which already has lower power prices, don’t face a carbon price challenge and polices providing a more supportive investment environment.