Britain finally overcomes recession as firms raise investment, says think tank
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"We're incredibly close to the pre-recession peak," said Jack Meaning, a research fellow at NIESR. "So whether we make it in the estimates or not will be a matter of 0.1 percentage points. Investment is going to start picking up again now that credit is getting out to firms. We've also had a reasonably strong performance from the retail sector, and consumer spending has been echoing that."