It’s finally coming! Raspberry Pi has now officially started manufacture of the first production boards. See http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/509 for details.
Sadly, you can also see there why the tax situation in the UK (or possibly because of the EU) is preventing the charity from manufacturing these boards in the UK.
And, equally sadly, it may also be true that certain UK manufacturers don’t seem to want the extra work either.
How sad are we in the UK?