UK economy growth higher than expected

The UK economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the final three months of 2009 - higher than first estimated - the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said today.

The UK economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the final three months of 2009 - higher than first estimated - the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said today.

The figure is an improvement on the meagre 0.1pc advance shown by the ONS first estimate a month ago and ahead of the 0.2pc expected by markets.

The rare good news for the beleaguered economy came after output from the UK's services and manufacturing sectors was revised upwards.


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