Like-for-like sales grew by 1.4 percent year-on-year sales in January, driven by a strong performance in the first two weeks of the year when the post Christmas sales were at their height.
It’s been a sad week. David Bowie died and ever since then everyone with even the slightest bit of a musical heart has been saddened.
The ‘winter blues’, or being a bit fed up after the conclusion of the Christmas break is a common condition in the early days of January. Yet this, in some cases, can be much more serious. The endless dark nights and rainy mornings can lead to a more disabling seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
January is setting the stage for 2016 to be the busiest year yet for UK recruitment. What is most surprising is that many of the applications were for engineering jobs, a sector that was considered to be suffering from a skills gap.