Britain’s economy relied on its financially stretched households to power growth in the three months to September as businesses, worried about Brexit, cut investment for the longest period since the global financial crisis, official data indicated.
The figures also showed the country’s balance of payments shortfall was its widest in two years.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed a preliminary estimate that Britain’s economy – the world’s fifth-biggest – grew by 0.6 percent in the third quarter from the previous three months.
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