UK economy slows as car sales slide

Brexit jitters weigh on manufacturing and automotive sectors, official data shows

UK economic growth slowed in October as car sales went into reverse, while factory output stalled amid heightened uncertainty over Brexit.

According to the Office for National Statistics, GDP growth cooled to 0.4% during the three months to October from a rate of 0.6% in the three months to September, as the economy hit a softer patch in the autumn after a strong summer.

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