This easily beat 0.2% growth in France and no growth in Germany, and it was also stronger than the eurozone area, US and Japan.
‘This is the longest period of post-war growth since records were taken,’ Brown said.
He added that growth was expected to be between 3% to 3.5% for the next two years.
Inflation was put at 2.3% since 1997.
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016