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ONS: 'Gradual, bumpy recovery for UK economy '

The UK economy did not experience a double-dip recession at the beginning of 2012, official figures have shown.

Updating its historical data, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said growth was flat in the first quarter of 2012, revised from an earlier estimate of a 0.1% contraction.

Joe Grice, chief economist at the ONS, said the UK economy was recovering from the 2008 recession, but that this recovery had been gradual and bumpy so far.

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