UK economy returned to growth in May

UK economy returned to growth in May

ONS figures show gross domestic product rose by 0.4 month on month after recording zero growth in April

The UK economy returned to growth in May after a washout month in April when activity flatlined, resuming the recovery from last year’s recession.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show gross domestic product rose by 0.4% month on month, after recording zero growth in April when wet weather hit consumer spending. City economists had forecast growth of 0.2%.

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