The British economy registered its slowest growth since 2012, and 0.3% lower than anticipated, when it grew by only 0.2% in the last quarter of 2018, according to Officer for National Statistics (ONS).
Those numbers reflected the first time that construction, car manufacturing, and services all saw a drop.
Overall growth in 2018 was at only 1.4%, down from 1.8% in 2017. The growth forecast from the Bank of England for 2019 is 1,2%, the lowest since 2009 when the economy was in recession.

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