productivity

The fightback against the 5G conspiracy theorists

14 October 2019 12:10

According to reports this morning, the government is planning to issue an order to all local councils forbidding them from…

Has UK productivity really seen a revival?

12 July 2018 11:23

Bank of England economists Will Holman and Tim Pike claim to have spotted a productivity revival, on the basis of…

No wonder our productivity looks permanently sickly

29 May 2018 16:59

With one state-imposed compliance exercise after another getting in the way of business, no wonder our productivity looks permanently sickly.…

We need to bridge Britain’s productivity gap

7 December 2017 17:01

The UK has a big productivity problem. Our slowdown since the financial crisis has been more severe than in other…

Why a nation’s productivity isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ matter

11 October 2017 12:35

The outlook for UK productivity is hardly encouraging. The Office for Budget Responsibility is suggesting only anaemic growth over the…

A solution to Britain’s productivity problems could be on the horizon

18 September 2017 18:56

The UK economy suffers from low productivity. Productivity measures output per person, or per time worked. If productivity was higher…

Let’s not overdo the productivity pessimism

11 September 2017 10:32

Economists disagree on lots of things, but on one thing at least there is a consensus. Productivity, or the efficiency…

The pill-popping future of work looks terrifying

4 August 2017 13:29

In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, a dystopia rules mankind in a way that renders the masses compliant consumers. The apex…

Britain has a productivity problem. Could email be to blame?

16 July 2015 15:03

It is an oddity that while the UK economy surges ahead as the fastest growing in Europe, its productivity has…

David Cameron launching the Tory election campaign today. Picture: Getty

My six-point plan to save Britain

28 June 2013 14:55

As Britain gets fit for what David Cameron calls the ‘global economic race’, figures out this morning confirm Britain remains…