NORTH EAST FIRMS STRUGGLING TO RECRUIT SKILLS STAFF

NORTH EAST FIRMS STRUGGLING TO RECRUIT SKILLS STAFF

North East businesses are struggling to recruit skilled staff, according to latest figures. Four in ten regional firms are reporting difficulty finding the right skilled staff, and a quarter (26 per cent) have seen increased staff turnover since June 2016, according...
HELP AVAILABLE FOR SMES AFFECTED BY CARILLION COLLAPSE

HELP AVAILABLE FOR SMES AFFECTED BY CARILLION COLLAPSE

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) has announced a £50 million package of support to its small business customers, as part of a range of emergency measures for those businesses within Carillion’s supply chain which are now in financial difficulty, as a result of Carillion’s...
NORTH EAST MOST BUSINESS CONFIDENT REGION

NORTH EAST MOST BUSINESS CONFIDENT REGION

Business confidence in the North East is the highest of any UK region but firms’ investment plans have fallen despite their optimistic outlook. That’s according to the latest Business in Britain report from Lloyds Bank. Business confidence in the North East –...