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Six Awkward Facts About The UK's Latest GDP Growth Figures

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Britain's Treasury chief George Osborne listens to a question after his speech during a breakfast meeting held by the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Osborne will attend a meeting of G20 finance ministers in Australia later in the week. (AP Photo/Bobby Yip, Pool)
Britain's Treasury chief George Osborne listens to a question after his speech during a breakfast meeting held by the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Osborne will attend a meeting of G20 finance ministers in Australia later in the week. (AP Photo/Bobby Yip, Pool)
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"For the first time in a decade all three main sectors of the economy - manufacturing, services and construction - have grown by at least three per cent over the last year," he said.

According to some reports, Britain is now on course to overtake France and become the fifth-biggest economy in the world.

There's no doubt that this is all good news for the chancellor and for the UK economy - but we can't help but notice that Osborne didn't mention what's happening to living standards or compare our recovery to our neighbours.

Ever the party poopers, we at the Huffington Post UK have rounded up six rather notable omissions.

You're still worse off in 2014 than in 2007

6 Things You Need To Know About The UK's Latest Growth Figures

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