Is the weather to blame for poor economic growth?
There were expectations that December's severe weather was expected to hit activity but economists had still forecast growth in the quarter of between 0.2% to 0.6%.
Chancellor George Osborne said "There is no question of changing a fiscal plan that has established international credibility on the back of one very cold month. We will not be blown off course by bad weather."
In a speech earlier this week, Sir Richard Lambert, the outgoing boss of the CBI business body, accused the coalition of failing to come up with policies that support economic growth.
Do you think the figures are temporary factor due to December's adverse weather conditions? Has the government been concentrating too much on cuts rather than economic growth? Has your business been affected by the weather?
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