UK economy slumps in weakest growth The Brexit Files: the hit to the UK economy 2 months ago   02:41

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The British economy grew at its slowest pace for more than five years in the first quarter of 2018, as it was hit by a significant drop in construction work and sluggish manufacturing activity.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.1% in its initial estimate for January to March.

It was the weakest quarterly growth since the fourth quarter of 2012 and worse than experts had predicted.

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The Brexit Files: the hit to the UK economy UK economy slumps in weakest growth 2 months ago   03:40

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In the first part of The Brexit Files series, the FT's economics editor Chris Giles unpicks the numbers to set out the impact of Brexit on the UK economy under the various likely scenarios.

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