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UK GDP tipped to grow at fastest rate in four years

by James Phillipps on Apr 29, 2014 at 08:40

UK GDP tipped to grow at fastest rate in four years

The UK economy is tipped to have grown by 0.9% in the first quarter, the fastest rate of growth in almost four years.

Analysts’ consensus of the spike in growth would represent an acceleration from 0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2013 and the highest since the second quarter of 2010 when GDP rose by 1%. The Office for Budget Responsibility predicted in March that GDP would rise by 0.7% in the first quarter before slowing to 0.6% in the second.

The official data announcement is due at 9:30am and is expected to confirm that the UK economy continues to outpace most other advanced nations.

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