UK economy accelerates in April with monthly growth of 2.3%

SourceThe National

Britain’s economic recovery accelerated in April, growing 2.3 per cent from March – the fastest growth in nine months – as lockdown restrictions eased across the country.

The country’s economic output was 27.6 per cent higher in April than in the same month 12 months earlier when the country was in total lockdown at the start of the pandemic, the Office for National Statistics said.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak described the figures as a “promising sign that our economy is beginning to recover”.

“With more than a million people coming off furlough across March and April and the number of employees more...