Weakening jobs outlook, Portas review, and house price predictions - here's your need-to-know business news roundup.
Just one in five businesses plans to hire in the next three months according to new figures.
A report from Manpower suggests that the jobs outlook is at its worst for three years. [BBC]
Mary Portas’ review into High Streets will be presented today amidst criticism from local councils.
The chairman of the Local Government Association criticised Portas for failing to speak to councils during her research. [BBC]
House prices will remain stable throughout 2012 according to new figures from the Halifax.
The lender said it expects to see a positive or negative movement of no more than around 2 per cent during the year. [Guardian]