Fly in the ointment

Fly in the ointment

Solving Britain's productive puzzle

Zero inflation, rising output, unemployment falling faster than anyone expected, job vacancies at record levels – what’s not to like about the British economy? Well, one thing at least: a dismal productivity story.

In the second of our special election bulletins, Frontier examines the causes and possible cures of our failure to increase the amount we produce faster than the hours we work on it, and examines the policy options.

Solving Britain's productivity puzzle