Published on 23 Nov 2017 Sections

Are the UK’s productivity days long gone?

Economics Correspondent

Productivity – how much we make, divided by how long it takes us to make it. Our inability to make more in less time is what lies behind the latest grim productivity forecasts. Everyone agrees something must be done, but no one seems that clear what the problem is. And there are some out there who believe the glory days of technological advance now lie behind us.