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  • Staff shortages are pushing up pay, recruiters say

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    The UK labour market is tightening, with employers finding it harder to recruit staff, according to a survey of employment agencies. The survey says that pay rates for both permanent and temporary staff are rising quickly due to a continuing fall in the number of job applicants. Last year’s Brexit vote is also driving some… Read article/comments

  • Bank of England Lowers Growth Forecast

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    A BBC report today has highlighted that subdued wage growth has contributed to the Bank of England lowering its growth forecast for 2017. The bank edged its growth forecast down to 1.7% from its previous forecast of 1.9% made in May. It also cut its forecast for 2018 from 1.7% to 1.6%. It is also… Read article/comments

  • Half unsure of Brexit impact.

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    A recent article in HR Magazine reports that employees are very indecisive about the impact that Brexit will have on their careers. “Employees are on the fence about their roles, job security and company prospects post-Brexit Many employees are uncertain about what impact Brexit will have on them personally, according to the Employee Brexit Barometer… Read article/comments

  • UK wage growth outpaces inflation

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    Wages grew faster than the rate of inflation at the end of 2016, official figures show. In the three months to December, wages grew 2.6% on an annualised basis in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). However, that was slower than the previous period, leading analysts to suggest households could face… Read article/comments

  • UK unemployment falls to 1.6 million

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    UK unemployment fell by 52,000 to 1.6 million in the three months to November – the lowest level for more than a decade – official figures showed. The jobless rate was steady at an 11-year low of 4.8%, the Office for National Statistics said. The employment rate was steady at a record 74.5%, while wage… Read article/comments

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