David Blanchflower
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Plan B must encourage growth, says Blanchflower

A new report is calling for a Plan B to rescue the economy and has given an indication of how it should look.

The left leaning campaign group Compass says its report has the backing of over a hundred leading economists and academics.

The main argument is that the UK should reposition itself as a low carbon economy, with big investment in renewables and hi-tech industries.

David Blanchflower is a former Bank of England policy maker.

He told the BBC that whilr formulating a Plan B was "a sensible start" the government has to boost growth.

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