Economy

We need to sort out Britain’s productivity problem once and for all

BY Mark Fox   /  10 January 2019

The latest set of productivity figures show once again the UK lagging lethargically behind comparable countries. Latest figures show the weakest results for two years – and we did not start from a high point.

Productivity – the rate of output per unit of input, or in effect how much we produce something for a certain cost compared to other countries – is fundamental to the creation of wealth. Creation of wealth dictates what we can generate as a country and therefore how much we can invest in pensions, health care, schools, defence, roads and


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