UK posts 'disappointing' 2.1% August GDP growth

GDP remains 9.2% below February levels

Mike Sheen
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The hospitality sector added 1.2% to overall economic growth
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The hospitality sector added 1.2% to overall economic growth

UK GDP grew by 2.1% in August, driven by a strong return to growth from the hospitality sector as lockdown measures continued to ease, in the country's fourth consecutive month of economic growth.

ONS data published today shows the accommodation and food services sector grew by 71.4% in August, contributing 1.2% to overall economic growth. Education and construction were also contributors, adding...

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