UK economic growth leaps to three-year record

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The UK economy has recorded a jump of 1.1 per cent, its fastest growth in three years between April and June, according to second-quarter GDP figures from the Office for National Statistics.The figure is a preliminary estimate, and almost double the 0.6 per cent growth rate expected by economists.A strong rebound in the country’s industrial output led to much of the acceleration, while the services sector, which makes up around three-quarters of economic output, is also likely to have performed strongly despite the impact of the Icelandic volcano eruption.
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