UK economy grows by 0.5% in first quarter
The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the first three months of the year, alleviating fears of a double-dip recession.
The Office for National Statistics's (ONS) first estimate of economic activity shows a recovery from the 0.5% contraction recorded for the last three months of 2010.
The ONS' chief economist, Joe Grice, made the announcement.
27 Apr 2011
- From the section Business