CIR: Recruitment surges in claims

CIR: Recruitment surges in claims

There was a 5 % rise in insurance claims vacancies nationally compared with 2022, with recruitment volumes in 2024 remaining stable thus far. While claims handling remains the dominant skill, constituting 59% of the total, it recorded a decline, falling to 46%.

Are retailers moving HQ jobs from London for good?

Are retailers moving HQ jobs from London for good?

For retail and consumer goods and services, 2023 has proven to be a challenging year. The impact of the changes to VAT has meant that as tourism has returned, the luxury goods sector has flatlined, despite London having more tourists than ever. At the same time, quantitative tightening has resulted in challenges to household liquidity, which has meant there has been downward pressure on disposable incomes.

The Regionalisation of Financial Services in the UK

The Regionalisation of Financial Services in the UK

Last month TheCityUK and PWC released a report titled ‘A vision for a transformed, world-leading industry’. The report outlines a scenario in which the GVA of the UK’s Financial Services industry grows by 9% by 2025 from its current size, primarily by maintaining industry competitiveness nationally and internationally, and by emphasizing innovation in FinServ and FinTech while factoring in the challenges posed by Brexit.