The UK economy continued its recovery in August, growing by 2.1%, as the Eat Out to Help Out scheme boosted restaurants.
But the figure was below expectations and the economy is still 9.2% smaller than before the pandemic struck.
It marked the fourth consecutive month of expansion following the slump induced by the coronavirus lockdown.
However, growth in August was slower than the expansion seen in both June and July.
In June, the economy grew by 8.7% and in July, by 6.6%.