The change in gross domestic product (GDP) - the main indicator of economic growth - increased by 0.8% in the first three months of 2014 compared with growth of 0.7% in quarter four of 2013, the Office for National Statistics said.
- Output increased in three of the four main industrial groupings within the economy in the first three months of 2014 compared with quarter four 2013. Output increased by 0.9% in services, 0.8% in production and 0.3% in construction. However, output decreased by 0.7% in agriculture.
- In quarter one in 2014 GDP was estimated to be 0.6% below the peak in quarter one in 2008. From peak to trough in 2009, the economy shrank by 7.2%.
- GDP was 3.1% higher in quarter one 2014 compared with the same quarter a year ago.
The full results have been published on the ONS website.
More top news
At least two people have died and more than 120 others have been injured after an earthquake rocked Turkey and the Greek island of Kos.
The son Cecil the lion, whose 2015 killing prompted an international outcry, has also been fatally shot during a hunt.
Thickening cloud and rain stalling across Wales and southwest England through tomorrow