Hamish McRae

One of the country’s most respected financial journalists and commentators Hamish McRae is an associate editor of The Independent. He was named Business and Finance Journalist of the Year 2006 at the British Press Awards.

Hamish McRae The UK's productivity is dismally low

Since 2006 the rate of growth of productivity has fallen everywhere. In the decade to 2016, it was one per cent in the US, 0.5 per cent in Germany, and right down to 0.2 per cent here. Everyone is doing worse than before, but we are doing worst of all