This briefing (see PDF below) contains:

  • Latest UK productivity data
  • Summary of research on the possible causes of the ‘productivity puzzle’
  • International comparisons
  • Regional differences in productivity
  • Government policy
  • Further sources of research and information

A more detailed Library briefing Productivity in the UK (last updated in September 2017) is also available.

An Excel file containing tables showing time series data on regional and international comparisons is also available.

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