The UK economy unexpectedly flatlined in October, marking the third consecutive month of zero growth, official figures show.
It is the first time that the economy has failed to grow for three straight months since the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2009.
The UK in on course for just 1 per cent growth this year – its worst performance in a decade. The service and manufacturing sectors grew marginally but construction output fell by 2.3 per cent, the Office for National Statistics revealed.
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