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GDP was 0.7% in the three months to August
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GDP was 0.7% in the three months to August

The UK economy grew by 0.7% in the three months to August 2018, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), unchanged from the rate of growth in the three months to July.

The ONS said all three main sectors contributed positively to the growth with services making the largest contribution at 0.42 percentage points, followed by the construction and production industries....

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