We Need To Deal Imaginatively With the Post-Brexit Labour Shortage

Pryce, Vicky (2023) We Need To Deal Imaginatively With the Post-Brexit Labour Shortage. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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The economy was stagnant in February . But at least we are at last back to pre-pandemic levels of output. And with the UK seemingly so far having avoided a technical recession, the good news is that the IMF have upgraded their expectations for the UK for 2023 . They now expect a smaller fall of just 0.3% for the year as a whole and return to positive growth in the years after.

But that growth is likely to remain below earlier averages, constrained partly by a shortage of labour which is keeping UK inflation above many of our competitors. So this is the policy conundrum- how to ensure the supply of people in the labour force remains strong to allow for that growth to get back to previous long term averages but without it fuelling a wage/price spiral.

Item Type: Other
14 April 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 10 May 2023 13:30
Last Modified: 10 May 2023 13:30
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14379

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