Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show overall growth of 0.5% but no growth in manufacturing and construction now in recession, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“It’s a big concern how fragile the recovery still looks, and how unbalanced it is with growth almost entirely dependent on services.
“We need a stronger recovery that’s built to last and that reaches all sectors of the economy. The weakness of manufacturing and construction is no surprise given the government’s lack of a proper industrial policy to boost the economy and protect crucial industries like steel.”
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Issued: 28 January, 2016