November Newsletter

The REC and KPMG say UK Businesses are still hiring…

Is Lockdown #2 putting the brakes on?

By the end of September this year, the jobs market had bounced back to where we were pre-Covid and UK hiring was back on track. But as Autumn set in, the second wave of Covid was gaining pace rapidly and by the 2nd of November, we were back into lockdown, albeit a toned-down version of what we had experienced in the Spring.

As recruiters, we keep a keen eye on the reports issued by The Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG that delve into the UK jobs outlook in detail so we can keep you up to date.

The outline for UK hiring is that whilst permanent placements have fallen slightly to 48.8 on the index, organisations are snapping up contractors at a higher rate than pre-Covid with many of these temporary placements having the possibility of becoming permanent.

Unsurprisingly, Engineering and Tech are still the top skills in demand by UK businesses and we can attest to this as our clients are actively recruiting right now to ensure the future stability of their companies.

UK Government brings forward the “Green Industrial Revolution”

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in the UK from 2030

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that new cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030. It is part of what the PM calls a “green industrial revolution” to tackle climate change and create jobs in industries such as nuclear energy.

Other plans outlined in the announcement include all UK homes being warmed by a means other than gas by 2023 and pushing nuclear power as a clean energy source and a means to support 10,000 jobs.

You can read the full story here

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