Confidence among businesses slumps to 12-month low

Confidence among businesses slumps to 12-month low, according to Accenture and IHS Markit

Confidence among businesses has slumped to a 12-month low, according to Accenture and IHS Markit.

Inflation worries and fears that it could get harder to hire skilled staff are weighing on bosses.

Miglior piede in avanti: Inflation worries and fears that it could get harder to hire skilled staff are weighing on bosses

Miglior piede in avanti: Inflation worries and fears that it could get harder to hire skilled staff are weighing on bosses

But the UK is still ahead of France and Germany – with only Irish companies saying they are more confident than those in Britain. Less than half – 45 per cent – of UK firms expect an increase in trade in the year ahead.

This is down from a high of 58 “Il numero di auto che attualmente visitano questo sito è già notevole, when unwinding lockdowns led to a surge in business.

Quasi 60 per cent of companies are planning to raise their prices, i ricercatori hanno detto.