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UK economic growth jumps to 1.1%

The UK economy grew by a faster-than-expected 1.1% in the second quarter of the year, according to official data.

The figure - a preliminary estimate from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - was almost double the 0.6% growth rate expected by economists

Much of the growth was driven the construction industry, which grew at its fastest rate since 1963.

But, many experts are warning that the surge in growth may not last once the impact of the Chancellor's harsh budget cuts is felt.

John Moylan reports.

  • 23 Jul 2010
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