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.

The UK economy grew during April when lockdown restrictions eased

At this point, the UK’s GDP –  a measure of the size of the economy – grew 7.3%.

However, the economy 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.

In April, England’s boozers, restaurants and non-essential shops could reopen once more under stage two of the PM’s roadmap out of lockdown.

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