UK economic growth drops to weakest level in six years
The UK economy expanded at its slowest annual rate in six years in 2018, dragged down by a weak final quarter.
Growth in the year was 1.4%, down from 1.8% in 2017 and the slowest rate since 2012, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
GDP fell 0.4% in December, having grown 0.2% in October and November, driven by a drop in construction, production and services output in the final month of the year.
Production growth fell by 1.1% in the final quarter of 2018, while construction growth contracted by 0.3%, the first neg... For the full story register now for free or login below...