UK spending grew strongly post-Brexit
The UK services sector grew 0.4% in July, much more strongly than expected in the wake of June's vote to leave the European Union. It shows consumers carried on spending as normal after June's Brexit vote. Other figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show economic growth accelerated faster than thought in the run-up to the referendum. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.7% in the three months to the end of June, up from the 0.6% first estimated. The second-quarter figures were well up from the 0.4% growth of the previous quarter.