UK GDP grows faster than expected as manufacturers prepare for Brexit

February posted 0.2% growth

Anna Fedorova
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UK GDP grows faster than expected as manufacturers prepare for Brexit

The UK economy grew faster than expected in the three months to February, expanding by 0.3% as manufacturers across the country resorted to stockpiling in preparation for a hard Brexit.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said manufacturers had "changed the timing of their activities" as the deadline for leaving the EU looms. As a result, UK GDP increased more than the 0.2% forecast...

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