UK output hit by skill shortages

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UK output hit by skill shortages

SKILL SHORTAGES have hit output in nearly half of British companies over the last year, according to a new annual enquiry conducted by the Confederation of British Industry.

While the CBI's employment trends survey shows a decisive shift in the attitude of employees towards flexibility and companies towards the need for training, both service and manufacturing sectors reported a debilitating lack of qualified staff.

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