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World Cup and heat wave increase UK GDP to 0.6%

World Cup and heat wave increase UK GDP to 0.6%

The World Championship helped stimulate the services sector by 0.6%

The World Championship helped stimulate the services sector by 0.6%. Photo: Jorge Figueroa / Flickr / Creative Commons CC BY 2.0

British GDP grew by 0.6% in the three months to July, up from 0.4% in the second quarter and analysts' expectations by 0.5%, as retail sales were boosted by the hot weather and reaching the semi-finals of the World Championship in England. .

According to the Office for National Statistics, the services saw the strongest growth area, with the sector growing by 0.6%, raising overall growth at its highest level since August 2017.

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