The UK’s manufacturing sector picked up further in November to its strongest level for almost three years, according to a closely watched survey.
The Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) also showed employment in the sector grew.
The news adds to other recent data showing that the UK economy is putting the economic crisis years behind it.
The PMI stood at 58.4 in November, its highest since February 2011. A reading over 50 indicates growth.