Prime Minister Gordon Brown has dismissed calls for his resignation, saying he is determined to take the "right decisions" for the country.
He was speaking on a visit to a country park in Norfolk, at the start of his summer holiday.
Questions have been raised about Mr Brown's leadership after Labour's shock defeat at the Glasgow East by-election.
It comes as ministers, unions and activists meet to discuss a blueprint for the next election manifesto.
Mr Brown and his wife Sarah started their summer holidays with a visit to Whitlingham Country Park, near Norwich, ahead of a break at the seaside resort of Southwold, Suffolk.
Mr Brown said: "I'm getting on with the job and I think it's important that in difficult economic circumstances we take the right decisions for the future to get fuel prices down, to get food prices down, to make sure we get the housing market moving...
"That's my first and major interest in getting on with the job."
The PM took the opportunity to talk to other visitors at the country park
BBC political correspondent David Thompson said Mr Brown had expressed similar sentiments before, but his allies want him to give more details about a "bolder vision" to reconnect with voters.
Mr Brown added he was looking forward to spending time with his wife and sons on the beach and reading in the garden.
"I think everybody's ready for a holiday at this time of year," he said.
The BBC has learned that senior Labour Party figures - including some former ministers - are considering possible options for unseating Mr Brown.
On Friday GMB union leader Paul Kenny called for Mr Brown to face a leadership challenge this autumn.
"The MPs have got to have the courage of their convictions if they've got them, and my advice to them is 'get on with it'," he said.
But several Labour figures, including ex-home secretary David Blunkett, have been warning MPs not to plot against Mr Brown.
The justice secretary has not called on the Labour Party to back Gordon Brown
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