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Cameron urges patience over economic recovery

David Cameron has appealed for patience from workers not yet feeling the benefits of the recovery as he launches a drive to repatriate "off-shored" jobs.

According to Government figures, some 1,500 manufacturing jobs have already returned to Britain since 2011.

Prime Minister David Cameron will address the World Economic Forum in Davos. Credit: Press Association

A new service called Reshore UK is being unveiled to help companies that want to do the same.

The comments came ahead of a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, in which Mr Cameron is due to say cheap shale gas energy and a pro-business regulatory climate could encourage firms to move posts back to the UK.