Weather and world cup behind economic growth improvement.

The UK economy grew by 0.4% in the second quarter of the year, continuing the sluggish performance. The figure is up from 0.2% in the first three months of the year, as the economy started to recover after the bad winter weather impacted growth. The economy has grown by more than 0.5% in just one of the 10 quarters since the EU referendum. Economists had forecast 0.4% growth in the quarter, but with good weather, a Royal Wedding and the World Cup this has all contributed in driving consumer behaviour.