Britain’s economy has reached a record high – surpassing its peak before the financial crisis struck six years ago, according to official figures the Office for National Statistics released Friday.

Strong GDP growth of .8 percent in the second quarter has kept it on track to be the fastest growing industrial country this year.

“Today we reach a major milestone in our long-term economic plan. But there is still a long way to go,” Chancellor George Osborne told ITN News. “The Great Recession was one of the deepest (in history).”

(Check out the charts at the Daily Mail)

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