UK economy grew at record quarterly rate but recovery slowed in September

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Growth surge follows easing of first lockdown but ONS data reveals recovery slowing fast

Britain’s economy grew at a record quarterly rate of more than 15% as lockdown restrictions were eased in the summer but the recovery has now petered out, the latest official figures have revealed.

Data from the Office for National Statistics showed that national output expanded by just 1.1% in September – the last month before curbs on activity to cope with Covid-19 were re-introduced.

Gross domestic product (GDP) measures the total value of activity in the economy over a given period of time. 

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