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DIGESTING THE BUDGET 2017

BMC’s Finance Consultant, Craig Chamberlain said of the announcement: “Employers have been calling on the government for an extensive period of time to invest ‘now’ and not ‘tomorrow’ in skills.

Interesting times are certainly ahead of us as the Chancellor Philip Hammond announces the Budget 2017.

One announcement which will be of particular interest for many SME’s within the North East and the rest of the country is the plan to freeze the VAT threshold at £85,000 for the next two years, which potentially, will alleviate a great deal of pressure on Britain’s small businesses.

A welcome boost to skills provision was also highlighted, with a planned injection of funds into technical education, return to work support and funding to retain and upskill the UK’s workforce.

The provision to support businesses with a ‘skills boost’ will be good news for many employers eager to strengthen their workforce with in-demand, relative skills.

BMC’s Finance Consultant, Craig Chamberlain said of the announcement: “Employers have been calling on the government for an extensive period of time to invest ‘now’ and not ‘tomorrow’ in skills. As a recruiter I see first-hand how sparse certain markets can be. I support my clients fully with their growth plans, I firmly believe that to ensure a healthy marketplace, talent must be nurtured. “

Craig added:

“This can only be facilitated by the investment in skills and training which ultimately results in a talent pool that employers can really trust. Many of my clients will likely see the Chancellors announcements today as a step in the right direction, with the investment highlighting a move to really drive forward productivity and support business growth.”

Craig Chamberlain is a highly experienced finance consultant, specialising in Accountancy Practice recruitment, Craig is highly regarded in the finance sector for offering clients an attentive, professional consultative approach to sourcing talent and as a professional services recruiter also specialises in the legal sector.

For more information relating to finance roles or how we can help your business, call 0191 303 9298 or email enquiries@bmcrecruitmentgroup.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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