Commenting on the new GDP figures, Alison McGovern MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:
“These figures show our economy is suffering the weakest growth for years, and among the weakest in Europe. Brexit-related uncertainty is causing investment to be delayed, hitting the construction and manufacturing sectors.
“Additionally, the ONS’s warning that the economy is experiencing a ‘notable slowdown’ should make the Government stand up and take note.
“The Government needs to commit to UK membership of the Single Market to protect vital investment and provide growth to the economy.”