FTSE boosted by acceleration in UK economy

The FTSE 100 Index moved decisively above 6,700 as UK GDP figures showed the economy grew at 0.8% in the first quarter, up from 0.7%.  This was slightly less than consensus forecasts of 0.9% and seemed to reliant on the contribution from services and consumer spending but the figure still caps off a good month for Chancellor George Osborne who has also seen unemployment falling to a 5-year low  and inflation falling to 1.6%.