The UK economy grew by 0.8% in the first three months of 2014, official figures have confirmed, as households spent more and firms lifted investment.
The latest figures confirm the initial estimate from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and also confirm the economy grew 3.1% from a year earlier.
The UK is now one of the fastest growing western economies.
Separate figures showed that public sector borrowing in April rose by nearly 2% to £11.5bn.
The UK’s economy remains 0.6% smaller than its peak in early 2008, but analysts now expect this milestone to have been passed when the ONS publishes its estimate of second quarter GDP in July.
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