18 May 2021
Matthew Percival, CBI Director of People and Skills, said:
"Having the highest number of vacancies since the pandemic first hit shows the value of the roadmap for reopening the economy. However, businesses are starting to report vacancies they're struggling to fill so government support for skills and retraining is essential.
“Businesses increasingly need to know what rules will be in place after 21 June to make their next reopening decisions. They are hoping to avoid any further bumps in the road and will be closely watching the trajectory of new variants and the conclusion of reviews into social distancing and Covid-status certificates.”