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UK economy grew by 2.8% last year
31 Mar 2015 16:04
The UK economy grew more strongly than previously thought last year according to revised official figures showing gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2.8%.
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The UK's GDP had previously been estimated to have increased by 2.6% in 2014.
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Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed growth in the fourth quarter was 0.6%, up from a previous estimate of 0.5%.
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UK Finance Minister George Osborne hailed the figures, writing on Twitter: "GDP revised upwards from 2.6% to 2.8% for 2014. Confirms UK as clearly fastest growing major advanced economy."
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