Double-dip recession could be wiped

Press Association

Britain's double-dip recession could be wiped from the records when the latest official figures on the economy are released.

Economists believe the second successive recession at the end of 2011 and first half of 2012 may be erased when the Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes its third and final figures for the first quarter of 2013, including revisions to previous data.