UK economy grew 2.3% in April as lockdown restrictions eased

The UK economy grew by 2.3% in April when pubs, shops and restaurants could after months of being in lockdown.

It marks the fastest monthly growth since July 2020, according to official data from the Office for National Statistics, when GDP grew 7.3%.

The UK economy grew during April when lockdown restrictions eased

However, the UK’s GDP still remains 3.7% below what it used to be before the pandemic in February 2020.

But it is 1.2% above when the economy first began to recover in October 2020.

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