UK economic growth flatlines in April

ONS finds poor weather dampened consumer spending

Eve Maddock-Jones
clock • 2 min read
UK overall rainfall in April was 155% of the long-term average according to the Met Office's Monthly Climate Summary.
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UK overall rainfall in April was 155% of the long-term average according to the Met Office's Monthly Climate Summary.

The UK economy stagnated in April after 0.4% growth in March, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

April's data was impacted by the higher than average rainfall for the month which hampered consumer spending, the ONS said. UK overall rainfall in April was 155% of the long-term average, according...

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