Economy grows by 0.8%

The economy has grown grew by 0.8% between June and September, the fastest pace in three years. Services provided the biggest boost but the utility sector fell 6.8%.

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Treasury: Recovery 'now has real momentum'

A Treasury spokesperson said the economic recovery "now has real momentum".

Today's GDP figures show that Britain's hard work is paying off and the country is on the path to prosperity.

Many risks remain, but thanks to our economic plan the recovery now has real momentum.

All parts of the economy are growing, the deficit is falling and jobs are being created - and that's the only sustainable way to raise living standards for hardworking families.

– HM Treasury spokesperson

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