UK economy finally bigger than before pandemic in November

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By William Schomberg and Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy grew strongly in November to finally surpass its size just before the country went into its first COVID-19 lockdown, official data showed on Friday. The world’s fifth-biggest economy expanded by a much faster than expected 0.9% in November – before the latest wave of COVID-19 infections and restrictions for many firms – leaving it 0.7% bigger than it was in February 2020, the ONS said. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast monthly gross domestic product growth of 0.4% for November. “It’s amazing to see the size of…

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