The results of Markit’s recent PMI (the Purchasing Managers Index) survey has the put the minds of the British public at ease (for now) as the unexpected rebound of the service sector adds to a string of positive market news on exports, jobs and houses.
Markit recorded the biggest month on month increase in the survey’s history and shows figures increasing from 47.4 in July to 52.9, far exceeding the 50 mark needed for growth.The service sector makes up a staggering 80% of the UK economy. From these results it is now clear that Britain will avoid the expected recession many thought would follow after the June’s historic vote.
“The services PMI completes a triple-whammy of good economic data for the UK in the last three trading sessions and indicates that businesses are returning to normal after
the initial shock of the vote rocked confidence,” said Neil Wilson, a financial market analyst at ETX Capital.
Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley have both ‘rowed back’ on their predictions after the better than expected results. Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, has described himself as feeling ‘absolutely serene’ with the banks preparations and actions which he says allowed Britain’s economy to ‘sail through’ the shock impact following the referendum.
Deloitte’s UK revenues have grown at the fastest rate in a decade, according the latest figures.The company experienced a “landmark” year in Scotland, strengthened its Transaction Services practice in the North of England and Group revenue for Deloitte has increased by 11.2 per cent for the year to May 2016 to £3.1bn.
Managing Partner, David Sproul, has suggested that the government should not reduce hiring skilled migrants: “The government must recognise that further restricting skilled migrants could be detrimental to the UK’s ability to attract global investment and the diverse pool of international talent that has supported our country’s growth”.