Business in Britain Report July 2015

 

Lloyds Bank’s Business in Britain report is a bi-annual survey which gathers the views of 1,500 UK businesses and tracks the overall balance of opinion on a range of important performance and confidence measures.

Now in its twenty-third year, the most recent survey findings include:

  • Robust levels of economic activity reported in the last six months, and anticipated to continue for the rest of the year
  • Overall business confidence remains near the post-recession high
  • Improvement in expected exports, particularly to Europe
  • A positive investment in spending trends
  • Difficulties in recruiting skilled workers at its highest level in seven years

For more recent trends alongside a sectoral and regional view, read the full Business in Britain July report.

“July’s Business in Britain report shows that European export sales have bounced back with construction and manufacturing leading the way. However, with skills and recruitment gaps continuing to build, companies need to ensure that bottlenecks don’t constrain their ability to act decisively and take advantage of this increasing demand.”

Tim Hinton, Managing Director Mid Markets & SME Banking

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