A month ahead of elections, the United Kingdom's Conservative Party is trumpeting falling unemployment, higher wages and strong overall economic growth as a result of its five years in the coalition government.
But the opposition Labour Party says living standards are still being squeezed by the slowest recovery in 100 years.
Ferdinando Giugliano, economics correspondent at the Financial Times, says that while Great Britian is faring better than other G7 economies there is still room for improvement - especially when it comes to productivity as compared to how many goods produced versus the amount of labour it employs.
"Labour certainly has a point in pointing out the fact that this recovery has been very slow by historic standards. It has taken the UK many years to get back to the level to where it was before the crisis," he said.
Source: Al Jazeera