GDP: UK economy grows by 0.5% is 'important step forward'
1 November 2011 Last updated at 19:56 GMT
Official figures suggest the UK economy grew by more than expected between July and September.
Economic output increased by 0.5%, compared with a rise of 0.1% in the previous three months.
The Chancellor, George Osborne, said the figures were an important step forward.
Stephanie Flanders reports.