Covid-19 plunges UK economy into deepest ever recession

GDP fell by 19.8% in three months to June

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GDP fell by 20.4% in the three months to June
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GDP fell by 20.4% in the three months to June

The UK economy suffered a record collapse in the second quarter, with gross domestic product plunging 19.8% between April and June, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The figures confirm that the UK has now entered the biggest recession on record after GDP fell for two consecutive quarters. The fall is slightly less than the initial estimate of a 20.4% but still...

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