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The UK financial system expanded within the first quarter as exercise confirmed better resilience than forecast earlier within the yr, whilst output contracted greater than anticipated in March.

Gross home output, or GDP, rose by 0.1 per cent between the final quarter of 2022 and the primary three months of this yr, unchanged from the earlier quarter, in response to information printed by the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics on Friday.

Line chart of GDP rebased, Feb 2020=100 showing UK economy grows 0.1% in first quarter

On Thursday, the Financial institution of England mentioned it anticipated the financial system to stagnate in each the primary and second quarters with development accelerating in the remainder of the yr.

ONS information confirmed that the quarterly fee was boosted by development in January, revised as much as 0.5 per cent, whereas output fell by 0.3 per cent between February and March, as falling providers output weighed on development.

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