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Employer economic confidence 'stabilised following Brexit vote fall'

Employer confidence in the economy has stabilised after a fall following the EU referendum result a year ago, a study shows.

A survey of more than 600 employers by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (Rec) found a slight majority think economic conditions are getting better.

But confidence in the economy remains significantly worse than before the EU vote, said the report.

Rec chief executive Kevin Green said: " One year on from the EU referendum, it is encouraging to see the labour market continue to perform well despite the political and economic turbulence.

"Although confidence in the economy has fallen, businesses have held their nerve and delivered record levels of employment in the UK and this should be applauded.

"As the government plans for the EU negotiations, we urge policy-makers to put the skills crisis at top of the agenda.

"Denying access to the people who are needed will harm the country's future prosperity."

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