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UK faces post-Brexit skills crisis, construction bodies warn

A coalition of professional bodies warned on Wednesday that the UK’s skills crisis in the construction sector could get much worse if the Government does not take steps to ensure access to a … Continue reading “UK faces post-Brexit skills crisis, construction bodies warn”


UK jobs market ‘skating on thin ice’, survey suggests

The UK jobs market is ‘skating on thin ice’ according to a new report from recruitment agency Manpower. Its latest survey shows that the EU referendum result has done little to dampen employers … Continue reading “UK jobs market ‘skating on thin ice’, survey suggests”


With GDP growth slowing, UK faces ‘elevated’ risk of recession

Although recent business surveys have shown signs of growth in the UK economy, the country still faces a significant chance of a recession by the end of next year, the National Institute of … Continue reading “With GDP growth slowing, UK faces ‘elevated’ risk of recession”


Government urged not to ‘backslide’ on National Living Wage

The UK government should stick to its policy on the ?National Living Wage? (NLW), a think-tank said on Wednesday. The Resolution Foundation warned that limiting planned increases to the hourly rate could leave … Continue reading “Government urged not to ‘backslide’ on National Living Wage”


Women ask for pay rises as often as men but have less success

New research dispels the theory that women get paid less than men because they are not sufficiently pushy in the workplace. The study Do Women Ask? found that women ask for pay increases … Continue reading “Women ask for pay rises as often as men but have less success”


Fewer jobs available for UK graduates

The number of jobs on offer for new graduates in the UK has shrunk by 8% in a year, according to a survey of more than 200 employers. The Association of Graduate Recruiters … Continue reading “Fewer jobs available for UK graduates”


UK retail sales rose in July

New figures show a rebound in UK retail spending in July. The latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor, released on Tuesday, shows that total retail sales increased by 1.9% compared with the same month … Continue reading “UK retail sales rose in July”


UK businesses taking on fewer permanent employees

Fewer people in the UK secured a permanent job in July, for the second month in a row. According to the latest Markit/REC Report on Jobs released on Friday, there was a marked … Continue reading “UK businesses taking on fewer permanent employees”


New data shows impact of Brexit vote on UK economy

The UK economy is contracting at the fastest rate since the financial crisis, according to new figures released on Friday morning. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers? index (PMI) stood at 47.7 for July 2016, … Continue reading “New data shows impact of Brexit vote on UK economy”


UK unemployment at 11-year low

UK unemployment has fallen to its lowest level since July 2005, according to a new report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which covers the period before the UK voted to leave … Continue reading “UK unemployment at 11-year low”


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