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