A vision for rebalancing the economy: a new approach to growth

A vision for rebalancing the economy: a new approach to growth
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Confederation of British Industry
Date of publication
1 December 2011
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Business and management
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This report argues that rebalancing the UK economy must consist of resurrecting business investment and net trade as the key drivers for growth while household and government debt stabilises. This is vital to delivering sustainable growth over the medium term that is better balanced between production and consumption, an economy running on all available engines. Failing to rebalance would leave the economy heavily reliant on just one source of growth: household consumption, given the government's plans to reduce spending over the next five years. With weak earnings growth and households seeking to deleverage, this is not a sustainable future for UK economic growth.

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