If the economy is in recovery, why does it still feel like recession?

After todays news by George Osborne that the recession is finally over (he’s got to be kidding!), I thought this post by written by Mike in October last year, is still more than relative today.
Courtesy of Mike from Vox Political

Vox Political

Path to prosperity? If the economy has been growing for the last nine months, why has food bank use tripled during the last year? Path to prosperity? If the economy has been growing for the last nine months, why has food bank use almost tripled during the last year?

No doubt Gideon George Osborne will spend the next few days (if not weeks and months) crowing about the figures from the Office for National Statistics that say the British economy has grown for a third successive quarter.

He has already tweeted, “This shows that Britain’s hard work is paying off & the country is on the path to prosperity.”

The construction industry has grown by 2.5 per cent on the previous quarter, with house builders buoyed up by Gideon’s Help to Buy scheme, which offers (unsupported) mortgage guarantees to buyers and lenders. He has promised to divert £12 million to this, but has not said where he will find the money.

Critics have warned that this is simply creating another housing-fuelled debt bubble that…

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