George Osborne
Media playback is unsupported on your device

GDP growth: Britain is coming back, says Osborne

The UK economy grew by 0.8% in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest figures.

It marks the fifth consecutive period of GDP growth - the longest positive run since the financial crisis.

Gross domestic product is a measure of a country's economic activity, including all the goods and services produced in a given period.

Reacting to the figures, the Chancellor George Osborne told the BBC's Hugh Pym: "Britain is coming back, but we can't take that for granted".

  • 29 Apr 2014
Go to next video: 'Average worker £1,600 worse off'