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State of the Economy

State of the Economy reports are based on face-to-face conversations between regional directors and chartered accountants in business and practice.

State of the Economy Winter 2015

Britain’s economic growth is exposing serious short and long-term skills shortages with employers struggling to recruit bricklayers, engineers and chartered accountants.

State of the Economy Autumn 2014

A national shortage of bricks clearly demonstrates the level of economic growth Britain is enjoying at the moment – but many ICAEW chartered accountants regard the situation as brittle.

State of the Economy Autumn 2014

A benefit of ICAEW membership is the opportunity it offers to share business insight with other members. The ICAEW/Grant Thornton Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) analyses the views of up to 1,000 business members to inform each quarterly report and quarterly economic forecast.

State of the Economy Summer 2014

The UK skill shortage is becoming more acute as the economy recovers and expands, according to the results of the latest snapshot of ICAEW chartered accountants’ views.

State of the Economy Spring 2014

The latest snapshot of chartered accountants’ views on the state of the economy, gleaned over the past two months by ICAEW regional directors, show a marked divergence in preoccupations between different regions.

State of the Economy report - Winter 2014

ICAEW’s latest quarterly snapshot of opinion among chartered accountants in business and practice across the regions shows a more positive outlook for the economy than for many years. However, some of the problems associated with growing economies are now starting to become significant – in particular a lack of skills and the threat of wage inflation.

State of the Economy Autumn 2013

ICAEW’s latest quarterly snapshot of opinion, in line with the Business Confidence Monitor, shows the recovery is taking hold and members are much more positive about the economic climate. Some companies are now investing for future expansion while the market for mergers and acquisitions is growing.

State of the Economy Summer 2013

ICAEW’s latest quarterly snapshot of business opinion supports recent surveys including the Business Confidence Monitor in suggesting a general improvement in the trading climate. However, there is no doubt things remain tough in some areas of the country and in some sectors.

State of the Economy Spring 2013

ICAEW’s latest quarterly snapshot of business opinion suggests businesses are resigned to an era of slow or no growth but that they have adapted to the prevailing conditions and are therefore generally a little more optimistic than they have been for a while.

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