BusinessCompany NewsBudget 2004: Two hundred years of growth

Budget 2004: Two hundred years of growth

Gordon Brown has said that Britain is now growing by 600 new businesses a day and 25,000 jobs. It is the longest period of sustained economic growth for more than 200 years or since the industrial revolution.

Link: Budget 2004

1.8 million jobs have been created since 1998, with new jobs being created at three times the rate of 1970 and 1980s, the chancellor announced.

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