Doughty – New REC report just the latest piece of economic bad news

The growth in permanent staff placements in the UK economy has fallen to its lowest level in five months, a report by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) showed today (Friday).

Kevin Green, the REC’s chief executive, said “a slowdown in the number of EU nationals coming to work here is exacerbating the situation, potentially leaving roles unfilled.”

Commenting, Stephen Doughty MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“The economic bad news is piling up, showing the real damage the Government’s plan for hard Brexit is really doing. 

“Just this week, we have seen the growth in permanent placements is weakening, car sales are falling, and growth has been downgraded. This is Project Fact, and the Government must act to stabilise the economy and protect jobs and living standards. 

“They should start by guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens living in Britain, and by reversing their ideological and illogical decision to pull out of the Single Market and the Customs Union.”