The number of job vacancies in England has returned to pre-recession levels. However, so-called "skills shortage vacancies" – where businesses cannot find recruits with the right skills – are growing twice as fast.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has joined forces with the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) to launch Reshore UK, a new one-stop-shop service to help bring manufacturing and production back to the UK.
The Growth Voucher programme is now open for applications. This £30 million government initiative will see 20,000 eligible small businesses receive up to £2,000 to help them access specialist business support.