The British economy grew by 0.6 percent in the past quarter – driven by a boom in construction, today's figures show.
After a slow start to the year, the construction sector saw production rise to the highest level in July since the start of records in 1997.
This was caused by warm weather and a boom in housing construction, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Rob Kent Smith, of the US, said: & # 39; Growth in the economy increased in the three months to July. The services grew particularly strongly, with retail sales performing well, stimulated by warm weather and the World Cup.
& # 39; The construction sector also returned after a weak start to the year.
However, production declined, with production declining slightly, while energy production and supply declined as a result of reduced demand. & # 39;
GDP of Britain jumped by 0.6 percent in the three months to July this year – a big increase over previous quarters, the Bureau of National Statistics said
He added: "The dominant service sector once again led to economic growth in the month of July with engineers, accountants and lawyers who all went through a busy period, supported by a growth in construction, which again reached a record level. & # 39;
The figures show that the British gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.6 percent in the three months to July – it rose by 0.3 percent in July alone.
The engine of this growth is the construction sector, which grew by 0.5 percent in July and 3.3 percent in the three months.
The ONS said: "This was largely driven by stronger than usual growth in residential construction for this time of the year. Building production reached a record level in July. & # 39;
This is good news for the government of Theresa May, who has repeatedly promised to build Britain, but who gets criticism because she has not accommodated enough houses.
Because of the high house prices, many people, especially young Britons, can not afford to get on the home ladder.
The figures also show that the service sector grew by 0.6 percent in the three months to July, while the retail sector grew by 2.1 percent and the wholesale trade by 1.6 percent.
James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, will welcome the figures today, as they show that housing construction is finally climbing with widespread criticism that a shortage of new housing means that it is impossible to get to the housing ladder.