Beers and barbecues: Heatwave boosts UK GDP to 0.4% in Q2

Growth in retail and services

Laura Dew
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Summer events such as World Cup and Royal Wedding push GDP higher in Q2
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Summer events such as World Cup and Royal Wedding push GDP higher in Q2

UK GDP grew by 0.4% in the second quarter of 2018, up from 0.2% in the previous quarter, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

In the figures for the three months to the end of June, growth was driven by services and offset by a fall in production. The figure was in line with economists' expectations and those made by the Bank...

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