Boris Johnson has stressed the importance of moving to a high wage, high skill economy during a visit to a Network Rail site in Manchester.
The prime minister said: “I think what you’re seeing in the UK at the moment and over the last year or so you’ve seen for the first time in more than decade is increases in wages, which is what we want to see.
“When you talk about some of the supply chain issues, that’s really a function of the world economy, particularly the UK economy, coming back to life after Covid, sucking in gas in particular, there’s massive demand for that in Asia.
“There’s a shortage of lorry drivers actually around the world, from Poland to the United States, even in China they’re short of lorry drivers.
“What we want to see is a high wage, high skill economy where we invest in people, invest in fantastic infrastructure like this behind me, and drive high productivity growth.
“That’s the model we should be going for.”
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