UK economic growth slowest in nearly seven years

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The UK economy grew at its slowest annual pace in nearly seven years in October, according to official figures.

Gross domestic product rose by 0.7% against October 2018, the weakest growth since March 2012, with services the main driver the Office for National Statistics said.

In the three months to October, growth was flat against the previous quarter.

The figures come ahead of Thursday’s general election, with the main parties all promising to boost growth.

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