Osborne: GDP figures 'better than forecast'

George Osborne said today's GDP figures are "better than forecast". The Chancellor added: ""Britain is on the mend, but we've got to stick with the plan because there's still a long way to go."


Economy grows by 0.6%

The economy grew by 0.6% between April and June this year, according to preliminary figures. All sectors of the economy improved, with the service sector the largest contributor to GDP growth.