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29/04/2014 07:25 BST | Updated 29/04/2014 07:59 BST

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

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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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)

George Osborne has seized upon new official figures showing that the Britain's economy grew by 0.8% at the start of 2014 as proof that Britain is finally "coming back".

"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.

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