Autumn Statement 2016

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Autumn Statement Key Outputs The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has today presented his first Autumn Statement to Parliament. The Autumn Statement was the Chancellor’s first opportunity to outline his priorities for taxes and spending in the wake of …

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Supply Chain Compliance – What recruiters and hirers really need to know.

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Supply chain compliance has recently become the hottest topic among most of the recruiters we work with. For the 15 years that I have been involved in the sector, there have always been challenges associated with legislative change impacting all …

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Brookson Economic Outlook 2016: The Economy is Continuing to Improve

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Back in early 2015, we looked at the overall UK economy and a few of the specific key sectors in which our customers provide their services to try to get a more focussed view on what the various economic conditions …

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Brookson Economic Outlook 2016: Oil & Gas Sector

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Oil & Gas Sector Despite a clearly very difficult period over recent years, the Oil and Gas sector continues to support over 375,000 jobs in the UK (according to Oil & Gas UK) and around 200,000 people work in the …

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Brookson Economic Outlook 2016: Nuclear Sector

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Nuclear Sector As of January 2016, there were just under 400 nuclear reactors worldwide, 8 more than 12 months earlier, and these were operated across 30 different countries. Two reactors were closed during 2015, one in Germany and one in …

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Brookson Economic Outlook 2016: Renewables Sector

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Renewables Sector This sector primarily covers wind, wave, solar and biofuels energy. In 2014, based on the Renewable Energy Association and PWC published review, the renewables sector had grown to supporting 112,000 jobs in the UK , an annual increase …

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Brookson Economic Outlook: Aerospace and Defence Sector

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Aerospace and Defence Sector According to ADS, the UK aerospace and defence trade body, the UK defence industry delivers turnover of around £22Bn per annum and directly employs over 140,000 people. Roughly £8.5Bn worth of exports is generated annually. The …

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Brookson Economic Outlook 2016: Business and Professional Services Sector

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Business and Professional Services Sector Following on from a very strong 2014 and first half of 2015, service sector rate of growth started to slow in the second half of 2015. This slowdown in growth rate has continued into the …

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Brookson Economic Outlook 2016: Entertainment and Media Sectors

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Entertainment and Media Sectors These creative sectors contribute over 6% of UK GDP and employ over 2 million people. The latest PWC report covering this sector estimates that these sectors will grow by just over 3% annually for the next …

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Brookson Economic Outlook 2016: Manufacturing Sector

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Manufacturing Sector The UK manufacturing sector accounts for roughly 10% of the overall UK economy, with roughly 2.6M employees, and for just over 50% of all UK exports. Government economic policy continues to target both a manufacturing and export led …

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