UK economy sees growth flatline but avoids recession this year | Business News

The UK economy flatlined in September but it means the country has avoided a recession this year.

Fresh data from the Office for National Statistics shows that gross domestic product (GDP) – which measures the value of goods and services produced – rose by 0.2% over the month, staying the same from August.

It means the UK dodges a recession this year which is defined as two consecutive quarters of negative GDP.