Rishi Sunak: economy recovery has slowed due to coronavirus restrictions – video

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, said the economic recovery had slowed down into the autumn and further again after September due to coronavirus restrictions, after GDP figures released on Thursday showed a record gain of 15.5% was lower than expected.

The ONS reports that UK GDP grew by 1.1% in September 2020, below the 1.5% City economists had expected. But it also means the economy has grown for five months running, after a record fall of 19.5% in April