The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the second quarter, in line with analysts' expectations and up from the modest 0.3% growth recorded in Q1.
The figure from the Office for National Statistics means the UK's annual growth rate of 1.4% is the strongest since the first quarter of 2011.
It represents the first estimate of Q2 GDP growth and reflects improved output in all of the construction, manufacturing and services sectors.
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