UK economy grew 0.7% in second quarter
UK economic growth accelerated in the second quarter of the year, helped by a big jump in oil and gas production, official figures have shown.
The UK’s economy grew by an estimated 0.7% in the April to June period, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
That compared with growth of 0.4% in the first quarter of the year.
Output in the economy during the second quarter was 2.6% higher than the same period a year earlier, the ONS said.
“After a slowdown in the first quarter of 2015, overall GDP growth has returned to that typical of the previous two years,” said ONS chief economist Joe Grice.