The UK has officially plunged into recession after the coronavirus crisis sparked a record fall of 20.4% from April to June.
This follows a fall of 2.2% during January to March (Quarter 1).
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A recession is defined as two successive quarters of decline in gross domestic product (GDP) – a measure of the size of the economy.
Such a slump has not been seen in the UK since 2008 and 2009 during the global financial crisis.
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