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Record low business confidence denting hiring plans

Employers’ confidence in the UK economy has dropped to the joint-lowest level since mid-2016, according to new data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). At net...

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Employers scale back hiring plans in September as Brexit deadline looms

The latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs data showed that heightened political and economic uncertainty regarding Brexit continued to weigh on hiring activity at the end of th...

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Falling business confidence frustrates employers’ hiring plans

New data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) shows that employers’ hiring intentions have remained positive despite the recent uncertainty. The REC’s latest Jo...

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Permanent staff appointments decline at quickest rate for over three years, REC reveals

The latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs indicated that labour market conditions softened in August. Permanent placements fell at the quickest rate for over three years as man...

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Employers defy economic uncertainty to continue to hire despite low business confidence

New data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) shows that employers’ confidence in the UK economy remains low, with confidence levels now at net: -26 – a fall of...

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Permanent staff appointments declines for fifth month, REC reveals

Ongoing political and economic uncertainty continued to weigh on recruitment activity in July, according to the latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs. Permanent staff appointme...

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78% of UK employers have little or no surplus workforce capacity, REC reveals

Data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) shows that businesses continue to be cautious about hiring and investing due to the current political uncertainty. Thi...

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Cross-sector coalition sets out blueprint to reform immigration system

Today a coalition of business and education bodies has written to both Prime Ministerial candidates calling for the Government to commit to clear action on reforming the immigra...

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REC launches petition to change Apprenticeship Levy to flexible training levy

The REC has launched a petition calling for the government’s Apprenticeship Levy to be changed to a flexible training levy. Just 670 REC members already have £104 million of App...

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Employer confidence beginning to show signs of improvement, REC reveals

Data published by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) shows that employers’ confidence, both in the UK economy and in their own businesses’ ability to hire and inve...