Compared with the second quarter of last year, growth was 3.1%, the fastest pace since the end of 2007.
Total economic output was 0.2% higher than in the first quarter of 2008, its previous peak.
As Robert Peston wisely observes:
So the British economy is at last a teeny weeny bit bigger than it was just over six years ago. But you probably don't feel richer
— Robert Peston (@Peston) July 25, 2014