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Sunak says economic growth likely slowed since September

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak speaks at the House of Commons in London
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak speaks at the House of Commons in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Rishi Sunak said steps taken to restrict the spread of COVID-19 had likely slowed economic growth since September.

Official figures showed Britain's economy grew by 1.1% in September from August.

"Today's figures show that our economy was recovering over the summer, but started to slow going into autumn," he said in a statement. "The steps we've had to take since to halt the spread of the virus mean growth has likely slowed further since then."

(Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)