The GDP figures are better than expected and have surprised the markets. The pound rallied and George Osborne let out a sigh of relief!
The one thing to come out of this is the sudden activity of the construction sector in the third quarter. Perhaps they increased their productivity in order to get jobs finished or properly started before capital spending by the government was cut back. However, the government has started a national infrastructure plan so at least they recognise how important construction and maintenance is to the UK economy.
An improving construction sector is good news but it is not out of the woods yet. Businesses will need to keep a close eye on their cashflow.
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