Tag: Double dip

Economy ‘missed double’ dip recession’

The UK’s economic recovery is continuing as it misses a double-dip recession and its upturn remains on course, it has been revealed. However, according to a survey from the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC), this recovery...

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Could unemployment prompt double dip?

A double dip recession may potentially be on the cards, following the news that unemployment figures in the UK have risen sharply, it has been claimed – which may see HR professionals up their efforts to avoid...

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Tax increase ‘may prompt double dip recession’

If the government increases taxes on businesses, the risk of the economy falling into a double dip recession could be heightened, one sector commentator has warned. However, Michael Baxter, editor of Investment and Business...

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SMEs ‘feeling optimistic’

As the UK economy finally emerges from recession, there are grounds for the country’s small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to feel optimistic, it has been claimed. A new survey by the Confederation of British Industry...

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Employment rate falls to 72.4 per cent

The employment rate for September to November 2009 was 72.4 per cent. This is the lowest since the winter of 1996-97 and is down 0.1 on the quarter. The number of people in employment fell by 14,000 on the quarter to reach 28.92...

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