The British economy is growing at its fastest rate since the last boom, according to figures from the UK's most powerful business lobby.
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said economic growth in May gave its strongest reading since data began in 2003.
The poll of 726 firms found a balance of plus 35% - the difference between those reporting higher output in the last three months and those saying it was lower. It was up from plus 25% in April.
It suggested the UK economy - which grew by 0.8% in the first three months of 2014 - had continued to perform strongly going into the second quarter, the CBI said.
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