John Longworth, director general of the BCC
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British businesses should be upbeat about 2014, says BCC

Britain's economic recovery looks set to pick up further, according to a key survey of 8000 businesses.

In the manufacturing sector five indicators, including orders and employment, are at all-time highs.

But BCC Director General John Longworth says that although UK firms should be "upbeat" about the news, changes are needed to create further growth.

Mr Longworth told BBC Radio 5 live's Wake Up to Money: "To have a great economy... we need infrastructure investment, we need to change the structure of business finance in the UK."

  • 07 Jan 2014
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