The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) released its estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the U.K. on Tuesday. The GDP estimate rose by 0.6% in three months to December, after a 0.6% growth in three months to November.
According to the NIESR, the U.K. economy grew 2.2% in 2015, after a 2.9% rise in 2014.
"The slowdown in the economy last year was largely due to a sharp moderation in growth of the construction sector and public spending, exacerbated by weaker net trade. The year looks to have ended with reasonable growth, close to the economy's long-run potential. There is little spare capacity in the economy, and we expect the output gap to continue to close in 2016," Jack Meaning, NIESR Research Fellow, said.