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Fall in spending hits UK economic growth

The UK economy grew by 0.1% between April and June, less than the 0.2% estimated previously, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The news comes as supermarket group Tesco reported a fall in underlying sales in the UK.

Consumers facing government austerity measures, rising prices and pay freezes are believed to be more cautious about what they spend.

Stephanie Flanders reports.

  • 05 Oct 2011
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