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UK avoids triple-dip recession

A triple-dip recession has been averted as the economy grew by 0.3% in the first three months of the year, according to preliminary estimates. The Chancellor George Osborne has said it is "an encouraging sign the economy is healing".

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Only a quarter believe Osborne's economic plan is right

Only a quarter of the population believe the Chancellor's economic plan is right for the country, a new survey suggests.

The Index poll, conducted by ComRes for ITV News, found 24% agreed that George Osborne's economic plan is right for the country, while 41% disagreed and 35% did not know.

However, it appears that the public tend to blame the last Labour Government for the current economic situation rather than the current Coalition Government.

The survey, which questioned 2,019 British adults, found 37% blame the last Labour Government, whereas 16% blame the current Coalition Government and 32% blame both equally.

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