The UK economy has grown by 2.3 per cent in April in the highest monthly rise since last July.
It comes after shoppers hit the British high streets and pubs as coronavirus restrictions were eased in recent weeks.
Despite the surge, the UK economy is still 3.7 per cent below its pre-pandemic peak.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the figures were ‘a promising sign that our economy is beginning to recover’.
More to follow.