21 March 2018
Matthew Percival, CBI Head of Employment, said:
“These figures show another tentative sign of a return to positive real pay growth, which, alongside yesterday’s fall in inflation, points to an easing of the pressure on household incomes.
“There has also been an increase in the number of people looking for work, which will be welcomed by the growing number of employers struggling with acute labour and skills shortages.
“While companies have welcomed the agreement in principle of a status quo transition that maintains EU workers rights, the significant number of EU migrants leaving is a reminder that the UK must remain an attractive place to work.”