UK economy grows 2.3% in April as lockdown eases

April’s growth was driven by the service sector, which grew 3.4% as consumers once again started to visit physical stores, restaurants and bars. – EPA pic, June 11, 2021.

UK’s economy grew by 2.3% in April as the government began to ease strict lockdown measures, official data showed today.

That was the fastest monthly output for UK gross domestic product since July last year “as government restrictions affecting economic activity continued to ease”, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement.

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