Commenting on the latest economic growth figures released today, Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said:
“These are not heroic growth figures by any means. If the numbers are to be believed, it will be a struggle to meet the Office for Budget Responsibility’s forecast for 2011. And it has already been revised downwards once.
“If growth remains sluggish, the government will need to go further in reducing public spending in order to hit its deficit reduction target
“Much more also needs to be done in order to ensure we create a better climate for business. Nothing like enough is being done to remove the regulatory red tape burden which impac