The UK economy has grown by 0.6% in the third quarter of this year according to new figures released today by the Office of National Statistics.
The economy, which grew from 0.4%, is seeing its fastest economic expansion since 2016. The strongest growth was seen throughout July, reportedly off the back of the Football World Cup and the heatwave.
— ONS (@ONS) 9 November 2018
Head of national accounts at ONS Rob Kent-Smith said: “The economy saw a strong summer, although longer term economic growth remained subdued.
“There are some signs of weakness in September with slowing retail sales and a fall back in domestic car purchases.
“However, car manufacture for export grew across the quarter, boosting factory output.