UK GDP: 'I am hitting the wall every time'
25 January 2013 Last updated at 15:37 GMT
The UK economy shrank by 0.3% in the last three months of 2012, further fuelling fears that the economy could re-enter recession.
Two big factors were a flat services sector, and a drop in North Sea oil production because of maintenance.
Dave Harvey reports from Swindon, a city affected by manufacturing where he met former Honda worker Sean Stroud and lawyer Jeremy Holt.