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More than half of UK firms plan to hire new staff

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More than half of UK employers intend to recruit staff in the next three months, according to new research. The human resources body, the CIPD, said it was the first positive signs of employment prospects it had seen in a year. About 56% of 2,000 firms surveyed planned to hire in the first three months […]

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UK service sector optimism grows to highest level since 2006

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Firms planning to expand despite being hit by Brexit port delays and falling orders due to Covid Optimism across the services sector improved for the fourth consecutive month in February to its highest level since 2006, reflecting hopes that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will lead to a strong economic rebound. The IHS Markit survey found that […]

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The biggest threat to growth in the economy

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There has been a lot of coverage in the press recently about the sluggish nature of the economy and how there is a very real concern that we will be moving in to a lost decade of slow growth similar to that of Japan. Research has shown that when the economy is in this sort […]