12 Oct 2021

Global recovery slower than expected due to disrupted supply chains, says IMF

Economics Correspondent

The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its outlook for the UK economy, although Britain remains one of the fastest growing countries in the world.

In their annual report, the IMF said the global recovery would not be as fast as expected, thanks to disrupted supply chains and the continuing threat from the pandemic.

Here, new figures show although the number of job vacancies in the UK has hit record levels, many sectors are still struggling to recruit staff.