Annual profits falling for Michael Page

Michael Page International – one of the UK’s largest recruitment consultants
and one of the leading recruiters for the accountancy profession – has issued a
stark warning ahead of the release of annual results.

Profits for the recruiter are expected to fall for the first time in five
years, according to

Pre-tax profits for this year are expected to be £136m – the equivalent of an
8% loss on last years figures.

Michael Page also confirmed plans to cut staff numbers quicker than
originally planned. In October, the company said it would reduce staff numbers
to 5,452, however, it said the final headcount for the year-end would total

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