Skills Shortages Not A Big Issue According To CIPD

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The latest quarterly CIPD Labour Market Outlook survey of 2,000 UK employers suggests a significant majority of employers, apart from a few specific sectors, don’t face significant difficulties accessing the skills they need.  The CIPD comments, “It’s the UK’s ongoing poor productivity growth that’s currently preventing employers from paying more, not their inability to find or retain staff. This is why the Chancellor in this month’s Budget has to prioritise investments that will support workplace productivity improvements.