UK economy saw no growth in February

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The UK economy saw no growth in February after expanding in January, official figures show.

Falls in public sector services linked to strikes were offset by growth in the construction industry, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

It follows a surprise 0.4% jump in economic growth in January.

Commenting on February’s figures, ONS director of economic statistics Darren Morgan said the economy saw “no growth” overall.

“Construction grew strongly after a poor January, with increased repair work taking place. There was also a boost from retailing, with many shops having a buoyant month,” he said.

“These were offset by the effects of Civil Service and teachers’ strike action, which impacted the public sector, and unseasonably mild weather led to falls in the use of electricity and gas.”

The figures come as high energy prices, rising interest rates and weak trade flows continue to drag on the economy.

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