Chancellor George Osborne has welcomed today's figures showing 0.3 percent growth, but added that the economy has a long way to go until it is healthy.
Asked if he would consider easing austerity measures in line with advice from the IMF and others, he said it was important not to change course because Britain risked "losing credibility".
Official figures revealed Britain dodged a much-feared triple-dip recession with growth of 0.3% in the first three months of the year.
Today's news that a triple dip recession has been averted means very little in economic terms, but politically it is critical.
The latest GDP figures show Britain has avoided another recession, but the long-term picture is of an economy that remains resolutely flat.