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Only 18 months since the horse meat scandal began in 2013, consumers and businesses have reverted to a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on supply chains according to new research by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

According Dr John Philpott, chief economist at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the better-than-expected labour market statistics published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reflect increased use of part-timers and the decision taken by growing numbers of young people to stay on in education. They are thus not necessarily good economic news.

Commenting on today’s official third quarter GDP figures from the Office for National Statistics, which show the UK economy contracted by an estimated 0.4% in the three months to September, Dr John Philpott, Chief Economist at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said the news was “desperately disappointing”, makes the recession look more like a depression, and demolishes any prospect there was of an early improvement in the outlook for jobs and pay.

Dr John Philpott, chief economist at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), has responded to this morning's publication of the official UK GDP figures by revising upwards the institute's view on unemployment for 2009 and 2010.

Official figures out today confirm that the labour market has entered recession, but according to John Philpott, Chief Economist at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), we are now only at the start of what will be the darkest period for jobs since at least the early 1990s.

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