The number of business services providers anticipating turnover growth in the next three months outnumbered those anticipating a decrease by 41 percent in March, versus 31 percent in February. Temp agencies, audit firms and economic consultancy agencies were most optimistic about future turnover.
Providers of business services were more cautious about future employment and the economic climate. The number of business services providers expecting employment to decline marginally outnumbered those anticipating an increase in March. In February, it was just the other way around. Expectations about future employment deteriorated across the board, except in the cleaning services industry. Business services providers were also less optimistic about the economic climate in March than in February.
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