Tags: Growth

HR and IT sectors show growth in advertised vacancies for first time in over six months

Despite reports of an impending double-dip recession and widespread coverage of rising unemployment, advertised jobs vacancies continue to slow in their decline and have even begun to increase in some sectors, reports Adecco. The HR and IT industries have shown tentative growth, demonstrating the first positive signs in the jobs market for more than six…

19,000 new Higher Apprenticeships to deliver skills for growth

Business Secretary Vince Cable yesterday announced details of how Government funding will support thousands of apprenticeships up to degree equivalent, enabling employers, colleges and universities to deliver the advanced skills most critical for growth. £18.7m from the Higher Apprenticeship Fund will support the development of 19,000 new Higher Apprenticeships in sectors including construction, advanced engineering,…

Ten-point regulatory reform plan for growth put forward

A Tory MP has put forward a ten-point plan for regulatory reform to boost growth. Dominic Raab, MP for Esher and Walton, says he consulted business groups as well as a number of legal experts to outline ten specific policy areas where he believes progress could be made. He said: “Today, the race to the…

Regional Growth Fund to help small businesses

Hundreds of small businesses will benefit from government investment of £95 million to help boost growth and rebalance the economy. The funding is expected to create at least 4,000 jobs and unlock around £500 million of new investment by small and medium businesses (SMEs). RBS, NatWest and HSBC have agreed to facilitate the distribution of…

CFOs call for greater support in order to deliver business growth and development

A third of finance teams lack the time and skills required to support business objectives Growth and development will remain the main business priorities for UK CFOs over the next 12 months, but their immediate concerns are how to manage their firm’s balance sheets and how best to control cashflow, according to a new report…

GDP growth ‘better but not better enough for jobs’

Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) comments as follows on the preliminary estimate of UK GDP for Q3 2011 published earlier in the week by the Office for National Statistics (ONS): “There is mixed news in the third quarter GDP figure. Quarterly growth of 0.5% is…

Failure to deliver strong aviation policy will hinder jobs and growth

In a report by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) called upon the government to develop a long-term aviation policy that supports business growth and job creation. The report, entitled “Flying in the Face of Jobs and Growth” sets out recommendations that would see the UK’s aviation infrastructure improved to support growth in the private…