And the continuing attempts by a tiny minority to force Britain off the no-deal cliff-edge continues to harm the economy in general: https://www.rec.uk.com/news-and-policy/press-releases/employers-scale-back-hiring-plans-in-september-as-brexit-deadline-looms
James Stewart, Vice Chair at KPMG, said:
“The Brexit impasse continues to affect the jobs market with employers stuck, unable to make informed decisions, and people unwilling to risk seeking new roles.
“Given that it’s the weakest increase in job vacancies since 2012 and the longest period that permanent staff appointments have fallen since the global financial crisis, it would seem that it’s proving difficult for businesses to shake off the heightened uncertainty and unknowns. So with the deadline fast approaching, they may well be waiting to get clarity on the future direction of Brexit before making any key decisions on hiring and investment.”