The UK’s productivity challenge: people, firms, and places

Bart van Ark, Mary O'Mahony

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper


The UK has experienced significantly slower productivity growth than comparable countries over the decade and a half since the global financial crisis. Three fundamental challenges need to be tackled urgently: underinvestment, inadequate diffusion and an absence of joined-up policy-making.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Productivity Institute
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023

Publication series

NameThe Productivity Agenda
PublisherThe Productivity Institute


  • Productivity
  • Investment
  • Innovation
  • Regional development

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • The Productivity Institute


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