Commenting on the labour productivity statistics for Q4 2015, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

“The sharp fall in productivity last quarter is concerning, and is contributing to weaker economic growth in the UK. There are deep-rooted structural problems in our economy that have dampened productivity – from skills shortages, to infrastructure bottlenecks and limited growth finance. Delivering solutions to these critical issues would go a long way to achieving the productivity gains we need.”