'Lay foundations for growth,' BCC tells Alistair Darling

British growth will stall in 2011 as the economy struggles to overcome a series of obstacles this year, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned in its latest forecast released today.

The report also predicts a dramatic rise in public-sector borrowing suggesting it could rise to 80 per cent of GDP. The BCC's director general, David Frost, has called on the Chancellor, Alistair Darling, to use the next Budget to lay foundations for growth.