The finance minister has put getting Britons back into work at the heart of his plan for economic growth.
The United Kingdom’s economy is still in a worse state than it was before the pandemic.
One of the reasons: There are more than half a million British workers who have vanished from the workforce since the outbreak of COVID-19 despite unemployment being at a historic low.
The collapse in productivity has been a crippling blow to the struggling British economy. Now getting those lost employees back to work is at the centre of the finance minister’s budget plan.
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