Labour leader Ed Miliband said today's GDP figures were "good news" but families were still feeling the effects of recession.
"It's good news that the economy has come out of the double-dip recession that it was in but there is no cause for complacency, because the economy is really only back to where it was a year ago," he said.
"What families are feeling is that their living standards are squeezed, it's still hard for people to find work, and small businesses are really struggling.
"So what I want to see from the Government is now them building on today's figures with a proper long-term plan for a strong and sustained recovery."
Today's GDP figures are obviously good news, but the Chancellor is rightly cautious about the state of the recovery.
Underlying growth is a rather less impressive 0.3 per cent when the Olympics and bank holidays are taken into account.
Official figures are expected to confirm today that the UK economy has pulled out of recession. But future growth could remain slow.