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.
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?