There are four interesting stories to do with the recession today, concerning Marks and Spencer, Barclays, UK Car Sales and sub-prime lender Cattles.
There have been some dismal predictions for the job market next year, with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development predicting that more than 600,000 people will be made redundant in 2009, a staggering 1,600 job losses per day.
Redundancy is, sadly, something many of us are having to experience at the moment, either directly or through our unlucky colleagues. I’ve seen it start to affect my friends, and I’m sure there’s plenty more pain to come in the coming months.
As part of the BBC’s reports on The Downturn, they’ve posted a series of tips and further reading for helping cope with a recession.
A recent stunt to highlight the dangers of identity fraud when searching for jobs online shows just how easy it is to gather the personal data necessary to apply for credit card etc. in other people’s names.