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Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

​Q2 2021 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

​Q2 2021 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the Quarterly Recruitment Outlook survey for Q2 show a surge in the proportion of firms expecting to grow their workforce in the next 3 months, as well as a notable rise from the previous quarter in the proportion who attempted to recruit. However, the data also shows the proportion of those who had difficulty in finding staff climb significantly.

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​Q1 2021 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

​Q1 2021 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO) for Q1 2021 found continued weakness in the job market in Q1, with 60% of the nearly 6,000 businesses surveyed saying they had not attempted to recruit during the quarter. However, the percentage of firms expecting their workforce to grow in the next three months rose from 19% in Q4 2020 to 27% in Q1, the highest percentage since Q1 2020

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​Q4 2020 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

​Q4 2020 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO) for Q4 2020, in partnership with Totaljobs, found that while there was a modest improvement in the overall number of businesses attempting to recruit in Q4, sectoral disparities remain.

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Q3 2020 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Q3 2020 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the Q3 2020 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, reveal the impact Coronavirus has had on the jobs market, with the two organisations calling for further action from government to protect businesses and jobs.

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Q2 2020 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Q2 2020 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the Q2 2020 British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, found that the number of firms attempting to recruit in the third quarter had increased on the previous one, albeit from historic lows.

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Q3 2019 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Q3 2019 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the Q3 2019 British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, found that the percentage of UK firms facing recruitment difficulties has returned to previous highs in Q3 2019, while one in four businesses expect to increase headcount.

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Q2 2019 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Q2 2019 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the Q2 2019 British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, found that recruitment intentions strengthened in the second quarter of 2019, while difficulties finding suitable staff eased. The results indicate that demand for labour remains strong, despite a subdued economy.

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Q1 2019 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Q1 2019 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the Q1 2019 British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, found that the UK’s labour market remains resilient, with employment levels standing at record highs, but skills shortages are a drag on business growth and potential. As this report finds, labour shortages are affecting firms of all industries and locations across the UK. Ensuring business has access to the right people is critical to futureproof the economy.

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EXPORT RECOVERY REMAINS FLAT AMID DISRUPTION TO SUPPLY CHAINS

A survey of 2,600 UK exporters has revealed that the recovery in export sales has largely stalled in Q3. The proportion of firms reporting increased sales rose only three points (to 30%) from Q2 (27%), whilst the proportion reporting decreased sales fell by just two points (Q3:26%/ Q2: 28%).

BCC welcomes digital services tax deal

The announcement of a deal between the US, the UK, France, Austria, Italy and Spain on digital services taxes, and transitioning unilateral measures taken beforehand, will be strongly welcomed by business in the UK

After the pandemic: what more can banks and government do to support SMEs?

​It’s no secret that a lot of small businesses have been hit hard by Covid-19. Both at TSB and through the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fair Business Banking, we’ve seen the determination and sheer hard work firms have put in to adapt and survive through the toughest environment most of us can remember.

BCC Responds to UK-NZ Announcement of Agreement in Principle on Trade

The BCC looks forward to engaging with the UK Government and the New Zealand Ambassador in the final stages of these negotiations and to giving our views on the draft text at the earliest opportunity.