These are very, very disappointing figures. I don't seek to excuse them, I don't seek to try and explain them away.
Let me be absolutely clear: there is no complacency at all in this Government in dealing with what is a very tough situation that, frankly, has just got tougher.
I believe the truth is this: it is very difficult recovering from the deepest recession in living memory accompanied, as it was, by a debt crisis.
The UK's shrinking economy has left many business owners unsure of where the economy, the government and their livelihoods are going next.
ITV News has been speaking to people in Swansea where the economic outlook is no brighter than the weather
A point here or there doesn't signal disaster. It is a statistical event. However you phrase it the fact is - the economy is stuck