The UK’s economy has recorded slow growth than expected in May after a bounce back in the hospitality sector was offset by disruptions to car production.
The economy expanded by 0.8% in May as COVID-19 eased allowing businesses and restaurants to serve indoors.
The Office for National Statistics revealed te economy is still 3.1% below pre-pandemic levels.
An economist with Capital Economics, Paul Dales said, “the pace of the recovery was going slow as the economy climbed back towards its pre-crisis level. But we hadn’t expected it to slow so much so soon.” Repots gathered shows that accommodation and food services grew by a massive 37.1% in May, with the overall services sector growing 0.9%.