UK economic growth accelerated in the first quarter of this year, driven by the highest quarterly pick-up in manufacturing since the 1980s as the original Brexit deadline loomed.
Britain’s economic growth is expected to have accelerated in the first quarter, but economists warned that the boost will not be reflective of the delay to Brexit.
UK economic growth slowed in the final quarter of last year, making 2018 one of the weakest years since the financial crisis.
Scotland’s economic growth will slow this year but still be ahead of the UK average, economists are predicting.
Scotland’s economy grew more than that of the UK in the final three months of 2018.