Britain’s poor productivity performance before, during and after the financial crisis of a decade ago has left a gap of 16% with the other six members of the G7 group of industrial nations.
International comparisons published by the Office for National Statistics show that output per hour worked continued to lag well behind the US, Germany and France in 2015 – the last year for which data is available.
The ONS said that every member of the G7 – which also includes Japan, Italy and Canada – had seen productivity suffer since the deep slump of the late 2000s, but the impact had been twice as severe in the UK.
via The Guardian
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