Manufacturers were said to be more likely to put investment into factory automation than on its workforce Britain’s productivity problems are showing no signs of relenting, with output per hour falling for a fourth quarter in a row.
Productivity fell by 0.6 per cent between April and the end of June compared with a year earlier, the Office for National Statistics said. The decline was sharper than the previous quarter, when productivity declined by 0.2 per cent year-on-year.
Despite employment being at a record high and wages rising, economists warned that productivity would cap the prospects for future pay growth. […]