The UK economy grew at its fastest pace for three years in the third quarter as GDP rose by 0.8%.
Here is a closer look at today's figures:
- It was the third successive period of improving output.
- The 0.8% GDP rise is the best performance since the second quarter of 2010.
- The figures saw all sectors of the economy grow, including a 2.5% surge in construction - a sector bolstered by the Help to Buy initiative.
- Overall GDP was 1.5% ahead of the same period last year.
- However, the economy remains 2.5% off its pre-recession peak at the start of 2008 and construction remains 12.5% of its pre-crisis peak.
- Production grew by 0.5% and manufacturing by 0.9%.
Chancellor George Osborne told ITV News that the UK is on the "path to prosperity" but critics claim people aren't feeling the benefit.
The economy grew at its fastest pace for three years but the big question is can it be sustained?