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Golden Triangle – UK Life Sciences Labour Market Trends, March 2024

Golden Triangle – UK Life Sciences Labour Market Trends, March 2024

According to the latest Life Sciences Labour Market Trends report by CPL and market data analysts Vacancysoft, key recruitment trends show that in 2022, there were over 4,100 new scientific vacancies published in the ‘Golden Triangle’ (Cambridge, London and Oxford). This translates to a slight decrease from 2021, when there were over 4,500 jobs, resulting in a year-on-year fall of 9.1%.

Claims – Insurance, UK Labour Market Trends, March 2024

Claims – Insurance, UK Labour Market Trends, March 2024

Claims continue to grow, with recruitment within insurance firms persisting across all sectors. The escalating impact of climate change on the property sector is evidenced by a long-term increase in insurance claims payouts, surpassing those of a decade ago.

North West England – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, March 2024

North West England – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, March 2024

After enduring a challenging six months, which ultimately led to the UK entering a technical recession, signs of recovery are finally beginning to emerge. The North West region has managed to increase its share of the national total from 7.5% in 2022 to 8.5% in 2023. Turning to the current year, we observe an uptick in the northwest’s monthly average, increasing by 5.3% compared to 2023, which bodes well for regional recruiters.

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Anti-Money Laundering Vacancies hit 12 month high

Anti-Money Laundering Vacancies hit 12 month high

As Russia re-elected Putin this weekend, the impact on the UK is being seen in more ways than one. Already, Grant Schapps is talking about the need for further defence spending as we move from a post-war to a pre-war world. Meanwhile, the avenues for money to be funnelled into London are slowly closing, and the determination to minimize access is clear. The decision to double the economic crime levy for very large companies from April, to £500,000 per institution is a reflection of that.

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.

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How much would you pay for a silver bullet?

How much would you pay for a silver bullet?

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Accounting & Finance – UK Finance Labour Trends, March 2023

Accounting & Finance – UK Finance Labour Trends, March 2023

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