It may take another five years for income per head to return to the level it was before the recession hit in early 2008, said a leading think-tank.
The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) sees total UK GDP falling 4.3% in 2009 before growing 1% in 2010 and 1.8% in 2011.
This echoes earlier NIESR forecasts but suggests a slower rate of recovery.
NIESR expects government borrowing to hit £165.7bn this year, less than the £175bn the government predicts.
The research body sees income per head - GDP per capita - taking until March 2014 to return to the level it was in the first quarter of 2008, when the recession kicked in.
Source: BBC News