Economy bounced back by 15.5% in three months to September

Economy bounced back by 15.5 PER CENT in three months to September but the recovery was ALREADY slowing before second lockdown

By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline

Published: 07:14 GMT, 12 November 2020 | Updated: 07:25 GMT, 12 November 2020

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The economy bounced back by 15.5 per cent in the three months to September - but it was already slowing down before the latest lockdown.

Official figures showed UK plc clawed back ground over the summer, as cases fell and shops, bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen.

But the recovery tapered off in September, and by the end of the period GDP was still 9.7 per cent below where it was at the end of 2019. 

The record surge in the third quarter came after a record fall in the second quarter, of 19.8 per cent.  

Official figures showed UK plc clawed back ground over the summer, as cases fell and shops, bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen

Official figures showed UK plc clawed back ground over the summer, as cases fell and shops, bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen

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