Current Affairs

Unemployment falls to 3.8%

Employment growth “may start to slow as vacancies rise”.

Increasing state pension age fuels jobs market growth

Records levels of women in employment.

‘Positive action’ needed for retail and hospitality

Government committee calls for action plan on productivity.

Customs checks to be relaxed in no-deal Brexit scenario

‘Common-sense move’ welcomed by importers.

BoE forecasts slow growth for 2019

Interest rate remains at 0.75%.

More firms prepare for no-deal Brexit

‘Much more information’ is needed to prepare for 29 March.

Businesses warn against no-deal Brexit

BCC and IoD among groups responding to the meaningful vote.

Brexit uncertainty knocks SME confidence

Half of businesses still plan to grow, despite disruption.

Skilled migration set to fall further

Staff shortages to worsen after Brexit, report claims.

Directors back Brexit deal

66% say no deal would be negative for their business.

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