Britain gets a GDP boost as Brown and Darling cuddle up

Downing Street received some rare good news last Friday, when the Office of National Statistics revised its figure for growth in the final three months of last year.

27th February, 2010

Downing Street received some rare good news last Friday, when the Office of National Statistics revised its figure for growth in the final three months of last year.

The adjusted GDP figure - from 0.1 to 0.3 per cent - still represents an annualised decline of 3.3 per cent.

But, given that some pundits were predicting the number could go down and send Britain back into technical recession, it represents a much needed boost for the government ahead...

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