Businesses see skills shortage

Tim Wallace
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BRITAIN’S economic recovery could be thrown off track by a shortage of skilled workers, according to a study out today by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Its business confidence index slid from 28.6 three months ago to 16.8 now, reflecting a more challenging economic environment.

As demand from customers grows, firms fear they will not be able to find enough workers to meet orders, as unemployment has fallen fast.