Conference season is truly hotting up and this week we are managing two global conferences, the first commencing the morning and running across five days, with 25 speaker sessions, breakout rooms, networking sessions and panel discussions. The event has attracted hundreds of professional delegates looking to explore and unpick the hottest topics and biggest questions in their field.
The Labour Market stats are out today and they show unemployment has fallen by 60,000 people to 1.69 million in the period October to December 2015, while average weekly earnings rose by 2%.
FSB has suggested the fact that average earnings growth has slowed is a sign that businesses are putting off pay rises due to the cumulative impact of higher than expected minimum wage increases, auto-enrolment deadlines and changes to how dividends are taxed.
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