Increased business investment helped to lift growth in the final three months of 2013, official figures have shown.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed that the economy grew by 0.7% in the quarter, unchanged from its previous estimate.
However, its estimate for growth in 2013 as a whole was cut to 1.8% from the initial reading of 1.9%.
The ONS said business investment in the fourth quarter rose 2.4% from the previous three-month period.
Business investment was also up 8.5% from a year earlier.
Other factors helping growth in the final quarter of 2013 included a 0.4% rise in household spending and a similar contribution from net trade, as the balance between imports and exports improved.
Recent business surveys have suggested that the recent upturn in the UK economy has continued into 2014.
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