Four charts showing the state of the UK economy since the financial crisis

[All charts are taken from the Office for National Statistics' August economic review]

Construction, production and services all grew in the second quarter of the year - but services is the only one anywhere near its pre-crisis peak.

The unemployment rate doesn't look set to fall below the Bank of England's threshold any time soon.

Business investment is down by over a third since the crisis.

Inflation targets? What inflation targets? (Bear in mind one of the Bank's "knock-outs" for tying interest rates to unemployment is if CPI inflation is judged more likely than not to be at or above 2.5% over an 18-month to two-year horizon).

Real disposable income growth is still touch and go.