*     GDP quarterly growth in Q2 2014 was 0.8%, unchanged from the first estimate
*     Year-on-year growth in Q2 2014 was 3.2%, slightly higher than the initial estimate of 3.1%
*     Service sector remained unrevised at 1.0%; manufacturing fell slightly to 0.3%; construction sector upwardly revised to zero growth.

Commenting on the revised GDP figures for Q2 2014 published today by the ONS, David Kern Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

"These figures provide further evidence that the UK recovery remains on course. It is pleasing to see that year-on-year growth has been upgraded and confirms that the UK economy is outperforming most other major economies, including the US and Germany.

"While the strength of the recovery, coupled with the positive job figures should underpin business confidence, further efforts must be made to rebalance the economy towards exports. Recent figures showing stagnant growth in the eurozone will add to the challenges facing our exporters and reinforces the need to diversify our trade into new, dynamic markets outside of Europe."