Small declines in firms’ own trading prospects and economic optimism aggregated to see overall business confidence slip for the second consecutive month in November, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Business Barometer.
Increasing pressure and bigger workloads has led half (49%) of small businesses to report issues with their employees’ health and wellbeing over the past year, according to new research from Lloyds Bank Business.
Bargain loving Brits are yet to ramp up their spending as Black Friday approaches, with debit card spending at retail outlets up just 2% in two weeks,, the latest spending analysis from Lloyds Bank has found.
The number of UK sectors reporting output growth hit a three-month high in October, as businesses experienced intense pressure to raise prices, according to the latest Lloyds Bank UK Recovery Tracker.
Overall business confidence in October was at its second highest level (43%) since the start of pandemic, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Business Barometer.
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