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Osborne on GDP: 'Britain's hard work is paying off'

25 October 2013 Last updated at 12:53 BST

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has said "Britain's hard work is paying off" after GDP increased by 0.8% between July and September.

The Office for National Statistics said there had been a "fairly strong" performance across all sectors - but manufacturing and construction still remained below their pre-recession levels.

However, Mr Osborne told the BBC: "The rebalancing is happening because the private sector is growing".

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